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University of Idaho Extension

 

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

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Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu


Forage Crops and Pasture Publications & Resources


Alfalfa Nematodes in Idaho > PDF
This publication offers information for the alfalfa grower on various parasitic nematodes that affect their crops. It covers the distribution, life cycle, symptoms, impact, and management strategies f . . . . . more details
 

Best Management Practices for Constructing Sand-based Athletic Fields for Football and Soccer > PDF
Sand-based, natural turfgrass and synthetic surfaces are the best options for athletic fields in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Sand-based, natural turfgrass fields, when compared to synthetic surfaces, . . . . . more details
 

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Sand-based Natural Grass Athletic Fields > PDF
This publication recommends specific ways to manage sand-based fields, which will require more frequent fertilization, irrigation, and cultivation for proper maintenance than native soil fields. This . . . . . more details
 

Clover Root Curculio in Alfalfa: Identification, Biology, and Management > PDF
This publication helps growers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to identify clover root curculio infestations and to design an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for managing clover root curculi . . . . . more details
 

Cover Crops for Grazing Use in Idaho > PDF
This publication will help crop and livestock producers in Idaho or other high-desert systems to select, plant, and manage cover crop species and mixtures that can also serve as livestock forage. Topi . . . . . more details
 

Double-Cropped Winter Forages > PDF
Double cropping winter forages with corn silage increases total forage available to livestock operations while also removing more phosphorus from the soil. This 12-page bulletin with 14 figures helps . . . . . more details
 

Genetically Engineered Alfalfa and Feral Alfalfa Plants: What Should Growers Know? > PDF
Alfalfa is the world's most important forage crop, and the western US is its most important production area. Feral alfalfa is common and can potentially lower the genetic purity of alfalfa seed and cu . . . . . more details
 

Idaho Forage Handbook (third edition) > PDF
This comprehensive information source for anyone who grows forage in Idaho or neighboring states covers topics from species and variety selection to pest control to harvest management, hay storage, an . . . . . more details
 

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Alfalfa > PDF
This publication offers fertilizer guidelines based on relationships between soil tests and yield responses for alfalfa. The fertilizer rates are designed to produce above-average yields. It offers in . . . . . more details
 

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Grass Pastures > PDF
This publication offers fertilizer guidelines based on relationships between soil tests and yield responses for grass pastures. The fertilizer rates are designed to produce above-average yields for bo . . . . . more details
 

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Grass Seedings for Conservation Programs > PDF
This publication offers fertilizer guidelines based on relationships between soil tests and yield responses. The fertilizer rates suggested are based on research results and are designed to produce ab . . . . . more details
 

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Legume and Legume-Grass Pastures > PDF
This publication offers fertilizer guidelines based on relationships between soil tests and yield responses. Information is offered for established non-irrigated legumes and legume-grass mixtures, est . . . . . more details
 

Nutrient Management for Field Corn Silage and Grain > PDF
Adequate nutrition is essential if productive new corn hybrids are to realize their full yield potential. This publication provides fertilizer guidelines based on university research and a special sec . . . . . more details
 

Nutrient Management Guide for Dryland and Irrigated Alfalfa in the Inland Northwest > PDF
This full-color illustrated guide for optimizing alfalfa production according to the growing conditions common throughout Idaho and east of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington provides specific reco . . . . . more details
 

Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest > PDF
The comprehensive resource for anyone who manages livestock on pastures in the Northwest, this 208-page book offers pasture managers information and tools to enable their pastures and their livesto . . . . . more details
 
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Performance of Forage and Conservation Grasses in Northern Idaho > PDF
This publication summarizes the methods and results of two University of Idaho multi-year grass studies that aimed to evaluate the productivity of various perennial, cool-season grasses for commercial . . . . . more details
 

Performance of Perennial Forage Legumes in Northern Idaho > PDF
This publication summarizes the methods and results of a University of Idaho study that collected data from three growing seasons and assessed the productivity, seasonal growth distribution, and longe . . . . . more details
 

Predicting Alfalfa Hay Quality in Southern Idaho > PDF
The quality of alfalfa hay is determined by its maturity at cutting, by environmental conditions before and during harvest, and by handling and storage processes after harvest. Because environmental c . . . . . more details
 

Procedures for Planting Dryland Grasses for Small Acreage Landowners in Southeastern Idaho > PDF
Current and future small-acreage owners in southeastern Idaho can use this 9-page publication to help establish and maintain small acreage pastures with reduced irrigation water. With properly establi . . . . . more details
 

Proper Sampling (Coring) of Hay Bales and Stacks > PDF
Proper coring or sampling of hay stacks or bales is important to document nutrient content before you use, buy, or sell hay for animal feed. Color photography helps you know how to prepare samples for . . . . . more details
 

Sampling the Moisture Content of Alfalfa in the Windrow: A New Tool Helps > PDF
Production of high quality hay, vital for the dairy industry, is more predictable with the use of a simple tool to measure moisture content of hay for harvest. Learn how to make the tool with $10 in h . . . . . more details
 

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Alfalfa > PDF
This publication offers fertilizer guidelines based on relationships between soil tests and yield responses for irrigated alfalfa. The fertilizer rates are designed to produce above-average yields. It . . . . . more details
 

Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Irrigated Pastures > PDF
This publication defines nutrient management strategies to ensure a long-lived, high-producing irrigated pasture. The rates in this publication are recommendations and, when combined with careful soil . . . . . more details
 

What Are Your Forages Worth? > PDF
Designed to help dairy farmers calculate the costs of homegrown forages and compare them to the costs of purchasing forages. Presents typical per-acre costs of establishing, producing, and harvesting . . . . . more details
 


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University of Idaho Extension

 

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory
Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

Google Maps

Barbara Petty

Email: extdir@uidaho.edu