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Vermont Pasture and Grazing Management
Pasture and Grazing Management
Topics and Articles
  • Species Selection and Establishment
  • Pasture Management
  • Fertilization and Nutrient Management
  • Weed and Pest Management
  • Poisonous Plants and Animal Disorders
  • Economics and Pasture Planning
  • Research Reports
    Links to Other Pasture/Grazing Sites

    Vermont Pasture Network
    The Northeast Grazing Guide
    SARE PDP on Forage and Weed Identification

    Topics and Articles Top

    Species Selection and Establishment  

    Characteristics of Forage and Pasture Species Grown in Vermont

    Description and Seeding Rates for Forage Plants Growing in Vermont

    Interpreting Hay and Pasture Mixture Seed Tags

    Establishing and Managing Horse Pastures in Vermont

    Birdsfoot Trefoil As a Grazing or Hay Crop

    Cicer milkvetch - A Potential Non-Bloating Legume for Northeast Pastures

    Identification Guide for Forage Legumes Grown in the Northeast  - a two page table of pictures and diagrams to help in the identification of the major forage legumes grown in the Northeast

    Identification Guide for Forage Grasses Grown in the Northeast   a four page table of pictures and diagrams to help in the identification of the major forage grasses grown in the Northeast  Updated in 2014 

    Forage and Pasture Plant Identification  - a power point presentation updated in 2014

    Forage Species Identification - a link to an excellent site from Purdue

    Pasture Management Top

    Pasture Growth Rates in Vermont

    Pasture Management Through the Season

    Improving Pasture Production

    The Impact of Overgrazing Pasture

    Pasture Quality At Shelburne Farms - 2005 

    Assessing On-Farm Pasture Availability and Forage Quality for Dairy Feed Planning

    Using Farm Records to Determine Pasture Production and Growth Rates

    Fertilization and Nutrient Management Top

    Nitrogen Management on Pasture

    Managing High K Forages for the Dry Cow

    Nutrient Recommendations for Field Crops in Vermont 

    Pasture Pest and Weed Management Top  

    Commonly Found Weeds in Vermont Pastures

    Understanding Weeds - Management Options for Your Pasture

    Managing Smooth Bedstraw in Forage Crops

    Blue-green algae in farm ponds -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Wild Chervil -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Ergot Problems in 2007 

    Armyworms on Corn and Grass Forage

    Poisonous Plants and Animal Disorders Top  
    Plant Poisoning of Livestock in Vermont (a large pdf fact sheet that may take a little time to download)

    Poisonous Plants for Livestock- Cornell

    Managing Flood Damaged Crops and Forages from Tropical Storm Irene

    Economics and Pasture Planning Top 

    Estimating Pasture Carrying Capacity, Pasture Yield, and Costs (an Excel Spreadsheet program)

    2012 Machinery Custom Rates (Pennsylvania)

    Research Reports Top  

    The Evaluation of Raw Milk as a Pasture Biostimulant

    A Guide to Conducting 0n-Farm Pasture Research (updated version)

    Nutritional and Economic Aspects of Supplemented, Grazing Dairy Cattle

    The Influence Of Social Facilitation On The Grazing Behavior Of Lactating Dairy Cows

    Dairy Cow Grazing Behavior

    Management of Natural Kentucky Bluegrass - White Clover Pasture

    Economics of Feeding Dairy Cows on Well-Managed Pastures

    Group Raising of Dairy Calves on Well-Managed Pasture

    Managing Parasites of Grazing Livestock on Organic Farms

    Expanding Profits for Sheep Production through Intensive Pasture Management

    Pasture Quality At Shelburne Farms - 2005

    Assessing On-Farm Pasture Availability and Forage Quality for Dairy Feed Planning

    Links Top   

    The Vermont Crops and Soils Homepage provides these linkages for your access to more information, but we do not necessarily agree nor endorse all the information and ideas that you may find on some of these links. 

    Penn State Forage Site
    Cornell Forage-Livestock Systems
    Forage-Livestock Systems from West Virginia  
    Un. of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center
    Grazing lands conservation initiative
    Getting Started Grazing (Ohio State)
    Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Laboratory
    Sustainable farming connection
    Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
    American Forage & Grassland Council


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