Category: Feed & Forage Production

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Establishing Forage Seedings
<br /> The most important considerations in establishing new forage stands are soil fertility, field preparation, seeding method, and weed management...
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Five Year Crop Record Sheet
There are plenty of times when having hard copy of crop records can be handy, and this worksheet allows you to keep track of crop information, soil fe...
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Hay Quality
Many livestock species use forages as their primary source of nutrition. Therefore, it is important to provide animals with the best quality forage av...
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Haymaking
Haymaking combines science and art. Old timers knew just the right feel of hay before it was ready to put into the barn. It’s hard to quantify that ju...
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Improving Pastures and Hayfields [fact sheet]
Some pastures and hayfields that need improvement aren’t well suited to conventional renovation. A pasture may be too steep or too rocky for conventio...
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Pasture Production with Selected Forage Species
Many species of grasses and legumes serve as forages. However, not all forage species are suited to New Hampshire’s climate and growing season, nor ar...
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Planning Ahead for Winter injury in Forages
Many farms look forward to the arrival of spring and the start of the growing season, but the change in seasons brought unpleasant surprises to farms ...
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Seeding Rates for Forages and Grain Crops
Although improving soil fertility by additions of fertilizer, lime, or wood-ash based on a soil test can do much to increase a field’s productivity, t...
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Taking a Hay Sample [video]
Forage testing is the best way to assess the quality of your hay, but getting accurate results depends on starting with a representative sample. The v...
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Visual Evaluation of Hay [video]
You can a lot about hay by looking at it, feeling it, and even (carefully!) smelling it. The video below discusses what sorts of things distinguish hi...
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