AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It is National Forage Week! This week across the country people are highlighting the importance and impact forages have on agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System joins in this effort by providing livestock producers with many resources that deal with the establishment as well as the management of forages.
Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension animal science and forages specialist, said Alabama Extension is a hub for those wanting information on forages.
“Our Alabama Extension website is a central resource for farmers who have an interest in learning more about improving their forage production and want to stay up-to-date on management tips during the year,” Mullenix said.
With summer just around the corner, here is a list of forage resources that are great for producers to have during this time of year.
- Bahiagrass Management
- Broomsedge: What Causes It In Pastures? How Can I Get Rid of It?
- Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields
- Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis
- Control of Blackberry and Dewberry in Pastures and Hayfields
- Forage Risk Management: Subsidized Insurance as a Strategy
- Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in Central Alabama
- Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in North Alabama
- Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in South Alabama
- Johnsongrass: Frequently Asked Questions
- Thistle Control in Pastures and Hayfields
“Forages represent one of our greatest resources for economical livestock production in Alabama, and management is critical for sustainability in the industry,” Mullenix, who is also an assistant professor in Auburn University’s animal science department, said.
Alabama Extension has many more resources dealing with forages. All of these and more can be found by visiting www.alabamaforages.com. Also, the American Forage and Grassland Council provides information throughout National Forage Week. Visit www.nationalforageweek.org for more information.