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Your source of information on a variety of forage management issues!


Save-the-Date for the 2017 Alabama Forage Conference

November 28 and 29, 2017

Pre-Conference Tour - Nov. 28 - Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Headland, AL

One-Day Educational Conference - Nov. 29 - Lakepoint State Park, Eufaula, AL


*NEW Publications*

Timely Information:

Cold Weather and Forage Considerations for Cattlemen (pdf)

Determing Forage Demand and Animal Intake (pdf)

Understanding Stocking Rates in Grazing Systems (pdf)

Quick Guides:

A Quick Guide to Grazing Methods (F 2014-5)

Proceedings:

Proceedings from the 2013 Alabama Forage and Grassland Conference


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Preconditioning Beef Calves

This information sheet provides an overview of considerations for beef producers who may retain ownership or receive calves for a preconditioning phase prior to marketing... more

Evaluation of warm-season baleage in a cow-calf production system

This information sheet highlights the results from a recent winter feeding trial evaluating the use of warm-season baleage for supporting cow-calf production in a fall-calving... more

Sugarcane aphids present on Johnsongrass in Central Alabama

Yesterday I looked at some Johnsongrass in Millstead, Prattville, Autaugaville, and Marion Junction, AL. I found sugarcane aphids (Melanaphis sacchari) at one third of... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests … The... more

Slobber Syndrome in Horses

Slobber syndrome ("slobbers"), or slaframine toxicosis, is a chemical irritation and mycotoxicosis resulting from the consumption of Rhizoctonia species-infected legumes, in which excessive salivation is... more

Drought Preparedness for Horse Owners

Drought conditions pose various healthcare and management challenges for horse owners and managers … Conditions associated with drought such... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef cattle systems in Alabama … This... more

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

Grazing Management During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems - May 2017 - TI Sheet.pdf This Timely Information sheet provides recommendations on managing tall fescue stands... more

Weed of the Month: Verbena, vervain

The following species of Verbena are present in Alabama, as documented in the Alabama Plant Atlas (Alabama Herbarium Consortium and The University of West Alabama... more

Weed of the Month: Verbena, Vervain

Approximately 80 species of Verbena or Vervain occur in the world, and most species are found in the South …... more