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Forage Identification and Use Guide
3/28/2018 (reprinted)

Forage crops occupy approximately 7 million acres in Kentucky. They provide most of the feed for beef, dairy, horse, sheep, and wildlife. In addition, forage crops play a critical role in soil conservation, water quality, and air quality. The purpose of this publication is to provide both agronomic and identification information on several forage grasses and legumes. | AGR-175
2,500 printed copies | 28 pages | 3,500 words | 95 downloads | PDF: 9,100 kb


Managing Frost Damaged Alfalfa Stands
3/19/2018 (new)

Wide fluctuations in springtime temperature are common in Kentucky. Late freezing temperatures in the spring can cause damage to alfalfa depending on how far along it is in breaking dormancy. This publication provides information on the effect of low spring temperatures on both established and new alfalfa stands that have begun growth, as well as a method of predicting sensitivity to late frosts or freezes. | AGR-236
web only | 3 pages | 2,110 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 2,397 kb


Baleage: Frequently Asked Questions
3/5/2018 (new)

Baled silage, or "baleage", is an excellent method for forage harvest, storage and feed efficiency. Baled silage allows forage to be harvested at higher whole plant moisture levels than required for dry hay. Baleage is ideal for spring cuttings of annual and perennial forages when seasonally frequent rainfall events provide little opportunity for properly curing dry hay. Many producers who want to harvest high quality small grain crops have found baleage to be a good fit for their operation. | AGR-235
web only | 4 pages | 2,625 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 145 kb


Warm Season Annual Grasses in Kentucky
3/5/2018 (new)

In Kentucky, cool-season grasses produce ample forage in the spring and fall, but high temperatures and short-term drought stress often limits growth during the summer months. Warm-season annual grasses can fill this gap with relatively high quality forage when properly managed. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the various summer annuals for Kentucky. | AGR-229
2,000 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,032 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 1,316 kb


Sudangrass and Sorghum-sudangrass Hybrids
2/19/2018 (new)

Sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are developed by crossing sorghum with true sudangrass. The result is an annual grass that resembles sudangrass, but has coarser stems, taller growth habit, and higher yields. Like sudangrass, hybrids will regrow after grazing if growth is not limited by environmental factors. The coarse stems are difficult to cure as dry hay, therefore these grasses are best utilized for grazing, chopped silage and baleage. | AGR-234
web only | 2 pages | 999 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 785 kb


Foxtail Millet
2/19/2018 (new)

Foxtail millet (German millet) is a fine-stemmed summer annual used mainly for emergency hay or pasture for cattle. It is the lowest yielding of the summer annual grasses since it will not regrow after cutting. It can also be used as a smoother crop when transitioning to other perennial forage crops. Foxtail millet is also commonly used for wildlife plantings to produce food and cover for doves, quail, and other birds. | AGR-233
web only | 2 pages | 665 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 960 kb


Crabgrass
2/19/2018 (new)

Crabgrass possesses significant potential for supplying high quality summer forage although it is considered a weed by many. A primary advantage of crabgrass is that it is well adapted to Kentucky and occurs naturally in most summer pastures, especially those that have been overgrazed. It is also highly palatable and a prolific re-seeder. Planting an improved variety of crabgrass is recommended because the production of naturally-occurring ecotypes varies greatly. Crabgrass is best utilized by grazing. | AGR-232
web only | 2 pages | 803 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 428 kb


Pearl Millet
2/19/2018 (new)

The primary benefits of pearl millet are that it does not contain prussic acid and is not susceptible to the sugarcane aphid. Dwarf varieties are available, which are leafier and better suited for grazing. | AGR-231
web only | 2 pages | 681 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,183 kb


Forage Sorghum
2/19/2018 (new)

Forage sorghum is the tallest of the summer annuals, reaching 6 to 15 feet in height and is best harvested as silage. Taller varieties produce high forage yield but can lodge, making them difficult to harvest mechanically. Some varieties have been developed that are shorter with increased resistance to lodging. Forage sorghums, like corn, are harvested once per season by direct chopping. While forage sorghum yields are similar to corn, they are lower in energy. The primary advantage of utilizing sorghum for silage production is its greater drought tolerance. | AGR-230
web only | 2 pages | 926 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 567 kb


Rotational Grazing
11/21/2016 (reprinted)

A rotational grazing program can generally be defined as use of several pastures, one of which is grazed while the others are rested before being regrazed. Continuous grazing is the use of one pasture for the entire grazing season. | ID-143
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 108 downloads | PDF: 887 kb


2007 Native Warm-Season Perrenial Grasses Report
11/15/2007 (new)

| PR-567
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 138 kb


2006 Native Warm Season Perennial Grasses Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-549
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 136 kb


2005 Native Warm-Season Perennial Grasses Report
1/7/2006 (new)

| PR-532
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 206 kb


Stockpiling for Fall and Winter Pasture
1/1/2006 (minor revision)

| AGR-162
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 110 downloads | PDF: 187 kb


The Kentucky Beef Book
9/15/2005 (minor revision)

| ID-108
10,000 printed copies | - | - | 28 downloads | HTML: 3 kb


2004 Native Warm Season Perennial Grasses Report
7/1/2005 (new)

| PR-516
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 106 kb


Round Bale Hay Storage in Kentucky
4/1/2004 (reprinted)

| AGR-171
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 181 kb


Interpreting Forage Quality Reports
3/15/2004 (reprinted)

| ID-101
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Baling Forage Crops for Silage
2/10/2004 (reprinted)

| AGR-173
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 84 kb


Annual Ryegrass
9/15/2003 (new)

| AGR-179
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 97 kb


Establishing Forage Crops
7/30/2003 (minor revision)

| AGR-64
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 88 kb


Tall Fescue
7/30/2003 (minor revision)

| AGR-59
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 115 kb


Orchardgrass
7/30/2003 (minor revision)

| AGR-58
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 100 kb


Alfalfa the Queen of Forage Crops
4/1/2003 (reprinted)

| AGR-76
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 108 kb


Quality Hay Production
4/1/2003 (reprinted)

| AGR-62
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 43 downloads | PDF: 245 kb


2002 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
3/31/2003 (new)

| PR-481
600 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 72 kb


2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
3/15/2003 (new)

| PR-480
1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 102 kb


2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
1/31/2003 (new)

| PR-479
750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 79 kb


2002 Summer Forage Annuals Report
1/31/2003 (new)

| PR-478
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | - | PDF: 64 kb


2002 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
1/31/2003 (new)

| PR-477
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 86 kb


2002 Orchardgrass Report
1/31/2003 (new)

| PR-476
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 81 kb


2002 Timothy Report
1/31/2003 (new)

| PR-475
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 69 kb


2002 Tall Fescue Report
1/10/2003 (new)

| PR-474
2,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 85 kb


2002 Red Clover Report
1/10/2003 (new)

| PR-473
3,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 102 kb


2002 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/10/2003 (new)

| PR-472
2,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 72 kb


2002 Alfalfa Report
1/5/2003 (new)

| PR-471
3,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 185 kb


Inoculation of Forage Legumes
11/22/2002 (minor revision)

| AGR-90
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 110 kb


Grazing Alfalfa
11/1/2002 (reprinted)

| ID-97
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 152 kb


Timothy
10/1/2002 (minor revision)

| AGR-84
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 95 kb


2001 Red Clover Report
8/1/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-454
500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 79 kb


Agronomy Research Report, 2002
6/30/2002 (new)

| PR-464
1,000 printed copies | 39 pages | - | - | PDF: 322 kb


2001 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-462
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 57 kb


2001 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-461
50 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 64 kb


2001 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-460
350 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 88 kb


2001 Summer Forage Annuals Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-459
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | - | PDF: 47 kb


2001 Orchardgrass Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-458
500 printed copies | 5 pages | - | - | PDF: 71 kb


2001 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-457
500 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 67 kb


2001 Timothy Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-456
350 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 52 kb


2001 Tall Fescue Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-455
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 60 kb


2001 Alfalfa Report
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

| PR-453
500 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 209 kb


Growing Red Clover in Kentucky
1/31/2002 (reprinted)

| AGR-33
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 108 kb


New Recommendations for Perennial Ryegrass Seedings for Kentucky Horse Farms
1/1/2002 (new)

| ID-142
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 41 kb


Considerations When Purchasing Hay for a Dairy Milking Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

| ID-138
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 88 kb


Choosing Hay for Horses
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

| ID-146
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 397 kb


Alfalfa Cubes for Horses
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

| ID-145
1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 310 kb


Understanding Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and Its Effect on Broodmares
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

| ID-144
1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 362 kb


2000 Timothy Report
2/10/2001 (new)

| PR-445
800 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 188 kb


2000 Annual and Perennial Ryegrass Report
2/5/2001 (new)

| PR-446
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 206 kb


2000 Summer Forage Annuals Report
1/31/2001 (new)

| PR-444
800 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 173 kb


2000 Orchardgrass Report
1/31/2001 (new)

| PR-443
1,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 209 kb


2000 Tall Fescue Report
1/30/2001 (new)

| PR-442
1,800 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 207 kb


2000 Alfalfa Report
1/15/2001 (new)

| PR-440
3,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 398 kb


2000 Red Clover Report
1/10/2001 (new)

| PR-441
3,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 247 kb


2000 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/10/2001 (new)

| PR-439
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 77 kb


2000 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/1/2001 (new)

| PR-438
2,200 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 186 kb


Agronomy Research Report 2000
7/10/2000 (new)

| PR-432
2,500 printed copies | 55 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 550 kb


1999 Summer Forage Annuals Report
3/10/2000 (new)

| PR-431
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | - | PDF: 149 kb


1999 Orchardgrass Report
2/15/2000 (new)

| PR-430
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 189 kb


1999 Tall Fescue Report
1/31/2000 (new)

| PR-429
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 191 kb


1999 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/31/2000 (new)

| PR-428
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 189 kb


1999 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/31/2000 (new)

| PR-427
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 226 kb


1999 Red Clover Report
12/31/1999 (new)

| PR-426
4,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 97 kb


1999 Alfalfa Report
12/15/1999 (new)

| PR-425
4,000 printed copies | 14 pages | - | - | PDF: 244 kb


The 1998 Kura Clover Report
10/15/1999 (new)

| PR-419
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 188 kb


2000 Kentucky Beef Cattle Research Report
10/1/1999 (new)

| PR-417
700 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 4 kb


1998 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
4/1/1999 (new)

| PR-416
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 112 kb


Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
4/1/1999 (new)

| PR-415
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 74 kb


1998 Tall Fescue Report
2/1/1999 (new)

| PR-413
web only | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 82 kb


1998 Orchardgrass Report
1/29/1999 (new)

| PR-414
4,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 85 kb


1998 Red Clover Report
1/15/1999 (new)

| PR-412
4,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 78 kb


1998 Alfalfa Report
1/15/1999 (new)

| PR-411
4,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 188 kb


1998 Agronomy Research Report
7/1/1998 (new)

| PR-402
1,500 printed copies | 56 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 403 kb


1997 Red Clover Report
2/1/1998 (new)

| PR-400
4,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 67 kb


1997 Alfalfa Report
2/1/1998 (new)

| PR-399
4,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 153 kb


1997 Tall Fescue Report
12/20/1997 (new)

| PR-404
web only | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 46 kb


Pasture for Dairy Cattle: Challenges and Opportunities
4/1/1997 (new)

| ASC-151
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 184 kb


1997 Orchardgrass Report
1/1/1997 (new)

| PR-403
web only | 6 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 52 kb


1996 Timothy Variety Trials
12/1/1996 (new)

| PR-393
2,000 printed copies | 3 pages | - | - | PDF: 124 kb


1996 Orchardgrass Variety Trials
12/1/1996 (new)

| PR-392
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | - | PDF: 150 kb


1996 Tall Fescue Variety Trials
12/1/1996 (new)

| PR-391
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 178 kb


1996 Red Clover Variety Trials
12/1/1996 (new)

| PR-389
4,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 165 kb


Growing White Clover in Kentucky
11/1/1996 (minor revision)

| AGR-93
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 184 kb


Producing Red Clover Seed in Kentucky
11/1/1996 (new)

| AGR-2
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 144 kb


Alternatives for Fungus Infected Tall Fescue
10/1/1996 (reprinted)

| AGR-119
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 12 kb


1995 Tall Fescue Report
4/1/1996 (reprinted)

| PR-381
1,000 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 61 kb


1995 Orchardgrass Variety Trials
4/1/1996 (reprinted)

| PR-378
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 30 kb


1994 Red Clover Variety Trials
2/1/1995 (reprinted)

| PR-369
1,000 printed copies | 11 pages | - | - | PDF: 43 kb


1994 Tall Fescue Variety Trials
12/1/1994 (new)

| PR-371
web only | 9 pages | - | - | PDF: 33 kb


1994 Alfalfa Variety Trials
12/1/1994 (new)

| PR-370
web only | 15 pages | - | - | PDF: 18 kb


1994 Orchardgrass Variety Trials
12/1/1994 (new)

| PR-368
web only | 10 pages | - | - | PDF: 32 kb


1993 Orchardgrass Variety Trials
12/1/1993 (new)

| PR-361
web only | 7 pages | - | - | PDF: 25 kb


1993 Tall Fescue Variety Trials
12/1/1993 (new)

| PR-360
web only | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 23 kb


1993 Alfalfa Variety Trials
12/1/1993 (new)

| PR-359
web only | 15 pages | - | - | PDF: 77 kb


1993 Red Clover Variety Trials
12/1/1993 (new)

| PR-358
web only | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 45 kb


1992 Tall Fescue Yield Update
3/1/1993 (new)

| PR-350
web only | 12 pages | - | - | PDF: 36 kb


1992 Alfalfa Variety Trials
2/1/1993 (new)

| PR-351
web only | 14 pages | - | - | PDF: 63 kb


Growing Lespedeza in Kentucky
8/1/1992 (minor revision)

| AGR-86
4,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 146 kb


1991 Red Clover Variety Trials
2/1/1992 (new)

| PR-339
2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | - | PDF: 20 kb


1991 Alfalfa Variety Trials
12/1/1991 (new)

| PR-340
web only | 7 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 25 kb