Cereal Forages

Variety Selection Pest Management
Establishment & Management Economics
Fertilization Forage Quality & Feeding


Variety Selection

Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Tests
UW Extension Bulletin A3874. Some limited forage yield and quality information.

2017 Spring Grain Varieties for Grain and Forage in Wisconsin                        
Data for 2017 Planting provided by the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association

Establishment & Management

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

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

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

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.

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

Fertilization

Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable and Fruit Crops
UW Extension Bulletin A2809 – Provides current soil test and fertilizer recommendations for all field crops.

Pest Management

Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops
UW Extension Bulletin A3646.  Extensive pest management information is contained in this bulletin relative to weed, insect, and disease identification and control. The bulletin is updated annually.

Economics

Pricing Standing Small Grains for Forage  
This spreadsheet, developed by Extension Educator Ken Barnett and Mike Rankin, helps to determine ceiling and floor prices to pay for standing cereal forage.

Forage Quality & Feeding

Grazing Management for Fall-Grown Oat Forages  
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Wayne Coblentz, USDA Dairy Forage Research Center Scientist, et al.

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 (emeritus), UW Extension Dairy Scientist.

Use of Straw in Dairy Cattle Diets  
A “Focus on Forage” Fact Sheet by Randy Shaver and Pat Hoffman (emeritus), UW Extension Dairy Scientists.

Forages for Dry Cows
A MS Power Point presentation by Dr. Randy Shaver, UW Extension Dairy Scientist

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