New England Forage and Weed ID and Management Training Project


Forage and Pasture Species Description and Selection

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The following are materials and some links about the description and selection of our major forages used in the Northeast.  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.

Factsheets, Bulletins and Articles

Species Description and Selection
Growing Forage Grasses in Maine
(U. of Maine)
Growing Forage Legumes in Maine (U. of Maine)
Selecting Forage Crops for Your Farm (U. of Maine)
Pasture Production with Selected Forage Species (UNH)
Description and Seeding Rates for Forage Plants (U. of Vermont)
Characteristics of Forage and Pasture Species in Vermont (U. of Vermont)
Red Clover (Un of Wis.)
Birdsfoot Trefoil (Un. of Minn.)
Reed Canarygrass (Un. of Minn.)
Forage Fescues in the Northern U.S. (Un. of  Wis.)

Perennial Forage Variety Information
Penn State Forage Variety Trial Reports
Cornell Forage Variety Trial Reports
Wisconsin Forage Variety Trial Reports
Michigan State Forage Variety Trial Reports
Ontario Forage Variety Trial Reports
New Brunswick Forage and Crop Evaluations

Annual Forage Variety Information
UVM Extension Annual Forage Variety Trial Reports

Pasture Mixtures and Diversity
Pasture Seed Banks (USDA-ARS)
Pasture Diversity in the Northeast (USDA-ARS)
10 Questions About Pasture Biodiversity (USDA-ARS)

Forage Selection Websites
Cornell Forage site
Penn State Forage site

Northeast SARE is a regional program of the nationwide SARE which offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. The program is authorized under Subtitle B of Title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990.  It's wider mission is to advance, to the whole of American agriculture, innovations that improve profitability, stewardship, and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. For more information go to,

This site is maintained by, Plant & Soil Science Department, University of Vermont.