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State Forage Extension Specialists

 

Garry D. Lacefield

Univ. of Kentucky Research & Education Center
1205 Hopkinsville Street
P.O. Box 469
Princeton, KY 42445-0469

(270) 365-7541 ext. 202

glacefie@uky.edu

 

S. Ray Smith

Dept. of Agronomy
N-222E Agricultural Science Building - North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-3358

raysmith1@uky.edu

 

 

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 | General | Biofuels and Forages | Species/Grasses | Species/Tall Fescue | Species/Legumes | Species/Forbs | Cover Crops | Soils & Fertility | Establishment |

Renovation | Quality | Pests: Weed, Insect, Disease | Livestock Disorders |

Grazing | Hay | Silage/Balage Crop Residues | Dairy | Horse | Economics

Youth and Children

 

 

 

General

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AGR-18 Grain & Forage Crop Guide for Kentucky
AGR-175 Forage Identification and Use Guide
- - - - Improved Grass Varieties Benefit Farmers in Many Ways!
- - - - Stocker Cattle Performance And Calculated Pasture Costs
- - - - An International Terminology for Grazing Lands and Grazing Animals
 
   

Biofuels and Forages

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- - - - Farm Scale Biomass Production for Electricity Generation and Community Development
- - - - Project Summary for Expanding Opportunities for Biomass and Hay Production in Northern Kentucky - 2007-2011
- - - - Planting and Managing Switchgrass as a Biomass Energy Crop
- - - - Switchgrass for Biomass
- - - - Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop
AGR-145 Native Warm-Season Perennial Grasses for Forage Kentucky
AGR-201 Switchgrass for Biomass Production in Kentucky
ID-199 Prechilling Switchgrass Seed on Farm to Break Dormancy
   

Species

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- - - - Forage Species Photos & Characteristics
AGR-175 Forage Identification and Use Guide
 
   Grasses  
- - - - Best Practices to Hasten Field Drying of Grasses and Alfalfa
- - - - Oregon Orchardgrass Brochure
AEC 2014-14 Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures - 2014 Guide
- - - - Tall Fescue On-line Monograph
AGR-48 Bermudagrass -- A Summer Forage
AGR-58 Orchardgrass
AGR-59 Tall Fescue  
AGR-79 Producing Corn for Grain and Silage
AGR-84 Timothy
AGR-88 Producing Summer Annual Grasses for Emergency or Supplemental Forage
AGR-108 Tall Fescue in Kentucky
AGR-134 Kentucky Bluegrass as a Forage Crop
AGR-145 Native Warm Season Perennial Grasses for Forages in Kentucky
ID-199 Prechilling Switchgrass Seed on Farm to Break Dormancy
- - - - Establishing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Livestock Forage in the Mid-South (SP731-B)
- - - - Grazing Native Warm-Season Grasses in the Mid-South (SP731-C)
- - - - Native Warm-Season Grasses for Mid-South Forage Production (SP731-A)
- - - - Producing Hay from Native Warm-Season Grasses in the Mid-South (SP731-D)
- - - - Big Bluestem
- - - - Eastern Gamagrass
- - - - Indiangrass
- - - - Switchgrass
TEFF
- - - -         Teff - Old Plant, New Use
- - - -         Teff as Emergency Forage
- - - -         Teff Grass - Crop Overview and Forage Production Guide
AGR-160 Managing Small Grains for Livestock Forage
AGR-179 Annual Ryegrass
 
   Tall Fescue  
- - - - Endophyte Test Submittal Form
- - - - Guidelines for tall fescue sample collection for endophyte and endophyte-associated toxin testing
- - - - Tall Fescue Endophyte Concepts
- - - - Tall Fescue On-line Monograph
AGR-59 Tall Fescue  
AGR-108 Tall Fescue in Kentucky
AGR-119 Alternatives for Fungus Infected Tall Fescue
PPA-30 Sampling for the Tall Fescue Endophyte in Pasture or Hay Stands
 
   Legumes  
- - - - Growing Alfalfa in the South
ANR-1318 Sericea Lespedeza:  A Pasture, Hay, and Conservation Plant
- - - - Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistance Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties
AGR-2 Producing Red Clover Seed in Kentucky
AGR-33 Growing Red Clover in Kentucky
AGR-76 Alfalfa The Queen of Forage Crops
AGR-86 Growing Lespedeza in Kentucky
AGR-93 Growing White Clover in Kentucky
AGR-141 Kura Clover for Kentucky
ID-97 Grazing Alfalfa
ID-186 Managing Legume-Induced Bloat in Cattle
 
   
   Forbs  
AGR-190 Chicory:  An Alternative Livestock Forage
   
Cover Crops  
- - - - Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop
- - - - Annual Ryegrass as a Cover Crop Management Guide
- - - - Annual Ryegrass Cover Crop Management for Corn & Soybean Production
- - - - Ryegrass for Forage
 
   

Soils and Fertility

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AEC 2014-14 Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures - 2014 Guide
AGR-1 Lime and Fertilizer Recommendations
AGR-5 When to Apply Lime and Fertilizer
AGR-16 Taking Soil Test Samples
AGR-57 Soil Testing: What It Is and What It Does
AGR-90 Inoculation of Forage Legumes
AGR-103 Fertilization of Cool-Season Grasses
AGR-146 Using Animal Manures as Nutrient Sources
AGR-162 Stockpiling for Fall & Winter Pasture
AGR-165 The Agronomics of Manure Use for Crop Production
AGR-168 Broiler Litter Production in Kentucky and Potential Use as a Nutrient Source
AGR-169 Problems in Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies of Cool Season Grasses
AGR-198 Sulfur Fertilization in Kentucky
IP-56 Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky
IP-71 Nutrient Management in Kentucky
 
PPFS-AG-F-04 "Emergency" Inoculation for Poorly Nodulated Legumes

Establishment

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AGR-64 Establishing Forage Crops
AGR-90 Inoculation of Forage Legumes
ID-147 Establishing Horse Pastures
AGR-18 Grain & Forage Crop Guide for Kentucky
PPFS-AG-F-04 "Emergency" Inoculation for Poorly Nodulated Legumes
 
   
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AGR-26 Renovating Hay and Pasture Fields
 
   
Quality return to top
- - - - Understanding Forage Quality
AGR-62 Quality Hay Production
AGR-137 Alfalfa Hay Quality Makes the Difference
ID-101 Interpreting Forage Quality Reports
 
   

Pests: Weed, Insect and Disease

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- - - - Alfalfa Analyst
AGR-20 Nodding Thistle and Its Control in Grass Pastures
AGR-148 Weed Control Strategies for Alfalfa and Other Forage Legume Crops
AGR-172 Weed Management in Grass Pastures, Hayfields, and Fencerows
AGR-207 Broadleaf Weeds of Kentucky Pastures
 
ENT-17 Insecticide Recommendations for Alfalfa and Clover and Pastures
 
ID-104 Managing Diseases of Alfalfa
PPA-10D Plant Disease Management Guide for Forage Legumes
PPA-44 An Alfalfa Disease Calendar
PPFS-AG-F-03 Common Alfalfa Seedling Diseases and Disorders
PPFS-AG-F-04 "Emergency" Inoculation for Poorly Nodulated Legumes
 
   

Livestock Disorders

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AGR-183 Late-Season Frost Damage to Corn Grown for Silage
ASC-57 Forage-Related Cattle Disorders
ID-205 Drought-Stressed Corn Silage Valuation - 2012 Guide
ID-220 Cyanide Poisoning in Ruminants
ID-186 Managing Legume-Induced Bloat in Cattle
ID-217 Forage-Related Disorders in Cattle:  Nitrate Poisoning
 

Grazing

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- - - - Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest
AEC 2014-14 Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures - 2014 Guide
AGR-85 Efficient Pasture Systems
AGR-162 Stockpiling for Fall & Winter Pasture
AGR-176 Using Soil-Cement on Horse and Livestock Farms
AGR-191 Using a Grazing Stick for Pasture Management
AGR-199 Extending Grazing and Reducing Stored Feed Needs
ID-74 Planning Fencing Systems for Intensive Grazing Management
ID-97 Grazing Alfalfa
ID-143 Rotational Grazing
ID-152 Grazing Corn: An Option for Extending the Grazing Season in Kentucky
ID-158 Managing Steep Terrain for Livestock Forage Production

ID-171

Using Dry Lots to Conserve Pastures and Reduce Pollution Potential

 

 

 

Hay

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- - - - Best Practices to Hasten Field Drying of Grasses and Alfalfa
- - - - Determining Forage Moisture Content Using a Microwave Oven
- - - - Alfalfa - The High Quality Hay for Horses
- - - - Alfalfa - The High Quality Hay for Horses (Poster)
- - - - Buying and Selling Hay and Straw
- - - - Buying and Selling Alfalfa Hay
- - - - Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay
- - - - Hay Fire Prevention and Control
- - - - Minimizing Losses in Hay Storage and Feeding
- - - - Understanding Forage Quality
- - - -   Valuing Standing Hay by Plant Nutrient Content
- - - - Recommended Principles for Proper Hay Sampling
AE 2005-01d. The Economics of Hay Storage
AGR-45 The Effects of Weather on Hay Production
AGR-62 Quality Hay Production
AGR-137 Alfalfa Hay Quality Makes the Difference
AGR-171 Round Bale Hay Storage in Kentucky
ID-46 Hay Preservatives
 

 

 

Silage/Baleage

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- - - - Baled Silage: Frequently Asked Questions
AGR-171 Round Bale Hay Storage in Kentucky
AGR-173 Baling Forage Crops for Silage
IP-47 KY-A-Syst: Silage Storage
 
 

 

Crop Residues return to top
- - - - Corn Stalks and Drought-Damaged Corn Hay as Emergency Feeds for Beef Cattle - NC State University
   

Dairy

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- - - - Understanding Forage Quality
- - - - Baled Silage: Frequently Asked Questions
- - - - Recommended Principles for Proper Hay Sampling
AGR-88 Producing Summer Annual Grasses for Emergency or Supplemental Forage
AGR-137 Alfalfa Hay Quality Makes the Difference
AGR-160 Managing Small Grains for Livestock Forage
AGR-173 Baling Forage Crops for Silage
ASC-57 Forage-Related Cattle Disorders  
ASC-151 Pasture for Dairy Cattle:  Challenges and Opportunities  
ID-86 Using Drought-Stressed Corn:  Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing  
ID-101 Interpreting Forage Quality Reports  
     

Horse

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- - - - Tall Fescue Toxicity for Horses:  Literature Review and Kentucky's Successful Pasture Evaluation Program
- - - - Alfalfa - The High Quality Hay for Horses
- - - - Alfalfa - The High Quality Hay for Horses (Poster)
- - - - Maintaining Healthy Horse Pastures
AGR-175 Forage Use and Identification Guide
AGR-200 Soil Sampling and Nutrient Management in Horse Pastures
ASC-120 Forages for Horses
ASC-143 Equine Feeding Management:  The How & When of Feeding Horses
ID-142 New Recommendations for Perennial Ryegrass Seedings for Kentucky Horse Farms
ID-144 Understanding Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and Its Effect on Broodmares
ID-146 Choosing Hay for Horses
ID-147 Establishing Horse Pastures
ID-164 High Traffic Area Pads for Horses
ID-165 Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures
ID-168 Composting Horse Muck
PR-531 2005 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
PR-598 2009 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
     

Economics

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- - - - Buying and Selling Hay and Straw
- - - - Calculating Optimal Length of a Stand of Alfalfa
- - - - Cost of Production in Rotation:  Alfalfa and Corn Silage
- - - - Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay
- - - - Forage Economics and Budgets
- - - - Paying for Unexpected Feed Expenses
- - - -   Valuing Standing Hay by Plant Nutrient Content
AE 2005-02 The Economics of Rotational Grazing
AE 2005-01a. The Economics of Forage Management Decisions In Your Beef Operation
AE 2005-01b. The Economics of Grazing Alfalfa

AE 2005-01c.

The Economics of Replacing Endophyte Infected Fescue
AE 2005-01d. The Economics of Hay Storage
AE 2005-04 The Economics of Renovating Pastures with Clover
AE 2005-05 The Economics of Using Improved Red Clover Varieties
AE 2005-06 The Economics of Pasture Fertilization
   

Youth and Children

 

- - - - "Flowers, Plants, and Gardening: For Kids!"
 
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