(EN) – Forage Information | Oregon State University


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Forage Information

  • Photosynthesis including plant animal interactions.
  • Carbon cycle including sequestration.
  • Nitrogen cycle including biological nitrogen fixation.
  • Key species.
  • Economic contributions.
  • Social and environmental contributions.

ESTABLISHMENT

  • Seeding method, rate, depth, machinery.
  • Pest management.

FERTILIZATON AND LIMING

  • Soil sampling.
  • Fertilizer type, amount, and timing.

GROWTH AND REGROWTH

  • Leaf area index.
  • Meristems.
  • Defoliation frequency and severity.

HAY AND SILAGE SYSTEMS

  • Differences and similarities.
  • Characteristics of high quality products.
  • Tips for producing and machinery.

PASTURES AND GRAZING SYSTEMS

  • Set stocking vs. Management Intensive Grazing.
  • System components.
  • Management guidelines.

QUALITY AND TESTING

  • Characteristics.
  • Lab analyses and methodologies.
  • Interpretation.

UTILIZATION

  • Ration formulation.
  • Anti-quality components.
  • Animal health issues.

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