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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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Fall Armyworm Watch Map

Quick Guides for Pasture Management


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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

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

This Timely Information Sheet provides recommendations on grazing management practices for tall fescue stands that were weakened during the 2016 drought... more

Update on Sugarcane Aphid for Forage and Grain Sorghum Producers in Alabama

The sugarcane aphid has become a chronic pest of forage and grain sorghum in Alabama … Best management practices... 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 operations in Alabama … This information... more