New England Forage and Weed ID and Management Training Project


Forage Cutting and Harvest Management

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The following are materials and some links about forage harvest and cutting management.  If you have additional materials, favorite websites or presentations that you have made pretaining to this, please send them to me and I'll post them.

Forage Cutting Managment
Cutting Management of Perennial Forage Crops:  Presentation    Presentation with notes (Un. of Vermont)
Forage Plant Response to Defoliation:    Presentation    
Presentation with notes  (PDP Webinar Topic)
Growing Grasses for High Quality Dairy Rations (USDA Dairy Forage Research Center)
Intensive Grass Management for Lactating Dairy Cows (Cornell University)
Cutting Management of Alfalfa, Red Clover and Birdsfoot Trefoil (Penn State)

Hay Management and Storage
Haymaking Primer (Un. of New Hampshire)
Hay Storage: Dry Matter Losses and Quality Changes (Miss. State)

Hay Crop Silage and Management
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management (Penn State)

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