Legumes

Variety Selection

University of Wisconsin Forage Variety Performance Results
This link takes you to results from the most recent UW forage variety testing information. It is viewable or downloadable as a .pdf file in the form of UW Extension bulletin A1525 (Perennial Forage Variety Update for Wisconsin). Legumes tested include alfalfa, red clover and birdsfoot trefoil.

Pasture Species Selection for Sheep
by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Identification

Identifying Pasture Legumes
UWEX Bulletin A3787

Establishment and Management

Getting a Good Forage Stand
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Experimenting with Soybean/Grass Combinations for Forage
A presentation developed by Mike Bertram, UW Marshfield ARS, for the 2006 Wisconsin Fertilizer, Ag Lime, and Pest Management Conference.

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

White Clover for Wisconsin Pastures
Written by Ken Albrecht, UW-Madison Forage Researcher

Intercropping Corn And Kura Clover, Result Demonstration
Written by Scott Hendrickson, former Extension Agriculture Agent – Manitowoc County.

Experiences with Kura Clover in Agricultural Systems in WI
Written by Ken Albrecht, UW-Madison Forage Researcher

Frost Seeding Forages into Established Pastures
Mike Rankin, Extension Crops and Soils Agent – Fond du Lac County, et. al.

Tall Fescue and Kura Clover for Dairy and Beef Stockers
a research brief from the UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Birdsfoot Trefoil for Grazing and Harvested Forage
Publication NCR 474 available in a .pdf view only format. A comprehensive look at birdsfoot trefoil.

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

Late Summer Planting Legumes to Produce Nitrogen Credits for Next Year
by Dan Undersander and Carries Laboski, Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science

Soil Fertility

Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable and Fruit Crops 
UW Extension Bulletin A2809 – available for viewing only in a .pdf format. Provides current soil test and fertilizer recommendations for all field crops

Pest Management

Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops
UW Extension Bulletin A3646 – available for viewing only in a .pdf format. Extensive pest management information is contained in this bulletin relative to weed, insect, and disease identification and control. The bulletin is updated annually.

Feeding

Improved Nutritive Value of Kura Clover- and Birdsfoot Trefoil-Grass Mixtures Compared with Grass Monocultures
by Robert A. Zemenchik, CNH Soil Manager, Dr. Randy Shaver, UW Extension Dairy Scientist and Dr. Ken Albrecht, UW Forage Agronomist