Alternative Forages

General Soybean
Cereals & Peas Brassicas
Sorghum / Sudangrass Other


General

Emergency Forages: Targeting Gaps in the Growing Season | Presentation |
by Nick Schneider, former Winnebago County Agriculture Agent, UW-Extension

Emergency Forage Plantings in Central Wisconsin  
by Keith Vander Velde, Craig Saxe, and Ken Barnett, UW-Extension

Alternate Forage Crops
Written by Dr. Dan Undersander, UW Extension Forage Agronomist

Emergency Forages
Written by Dr. Dan Undersander, UW Extension Forage Agronomist

Forage Options Following Alfalfa Winterkill
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Seeding into an Existing Alfalfa Stand
 A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW-Extension Grazing Specialist, Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist, and Tim Wood, Superintendent – Lancaster Ag Research Station

Emergency Forage Plantings
by P. Peterson, M. Endres, D. Holen, C. Shaeffer, V. Crary, D. Swanson, J. Larson, and J. Halgerson, University of Minnesota

Emergency Forage Options
summary by Dan Undersander of research by D. Holen, P. Peterson, D. Undersander, M. Endres, R. Leep, P. Holman, M. Bertram, V. Crary, and C. Shaeffer, Universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan State

Alternative Field Crops Manual
by University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, and University of Minnesota Center for Alternative Plant & Animal Products

Cereals & Peas

Growing Double Crop Forage after Small Grains
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Nick Schneider, former UWEX Winnebago County Agriculture Agent

Fall-Grown Oat Forages: Cultivars, Planting Dates, and Expected Yields
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Wayne Coblentz, USDA Dairy Forage Research Center Scientist, and Mike Bertram, Arlington ARS Superintendent

Cereal Forages for Spring Planting
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Mike Rankin, Extension Crops and Soils Agent – Fond du Lac County.

Pea and Small Grain Mixtures
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Fall-Grown Oat Forages: Unique Quality Characteristics
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Wayne Coblentz, USDA Dairy Forage Research Center Scientist, and Mike Bertram, Arlington ARS Superintendent

Fall Forage Rye for Dairy Heifers and Dry Cows
A “Focus on Forage” Fact Sheet by Zen Miller, Outagamie Co. UWEX Dairy/Livestock Agent, Mike Bertram, Superintendent – Marshfield ARS, and Pat Hoffman, UW Extension Dairy Scientist.

Planting Winter Rye after Corn Silage: Managing for Forage
by Jim Stute, former Rock County Crops and Soils Agent, et. al

Sorghum / Sudangrass

Forage Yield and Economic Losses Associated with the Brown-Midrib Trait in Sudangrass
Crop Science paper written by Mike Casler et al.

Sorghums, Sudangrasses, and Sorghum-Sudan Hybrids
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Soybean

Using Soybean as Forage
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Ron Wiederholt, former Extension Crops and Soils Agent – Clark County and Ken Albrecht, Forage Research Agronomist – University of Wisconsin.

Soybeans for Hay or Silage
by Dr. Dan Undersander, UW Extension Forage Agronomist

A Guide to Making Soybean Silage
by Dan Undersander, Kevin Jarek, Tom Anderson, Nick Schneider, and Lee Milligan, Extension Educators, UW Madison

Brassicas

Uses of Brassica Crops in Grazing Systems
Written by Dr. Dan Undersander, UW Extension Forage Agronomist

Other

Utilizing corn stalk residues for dairy cattle
Written by Pat Hoffman  (emeritus), UW-Extension Dairy Scientist, et al.

Ryegrass Types for Pasture and Hay
Written by Dr. Dan Undersander and Michael Casler, UW Extension Forage Agronomists

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