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Managing Native Grass Forages

Current Articles

Beef and tobacco operation turned native seed provider (Courtesy Progressive Forage, March 2018)
Overlap in Spring Growth from Warm- and Cool-season Grasses: Which Should I Graze Now? (March 2018)
Winter Care of Native Grasses (December 2017)
Early Studies on Native Grass Forages – a Tribute to some Pioneers (December 2017)
Two producers switched to switchagrass and thrived (November 2017)
Improving grassland bird habitat with grazing management (October 2017, Courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Color Wheel Farm gets high weaning weights with switchgrass (October 2017)

Past Articles

Cost share
How Good is the Investment? (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)

Species to use
Native Warm-season Grass Species and Cultivars (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
How much do I need?
Site selection
Conventional seedbeds
Dormant-season seeding
Establishing Native Grass Forages (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Advanced competition control
Natural reseeding
Cost share

Fertility management
Cool-season legumes
Warm-season legumes

Grazing Management
Grazing Management
Managing a forage said to be ‘too difficult to manage’ (courtesy, Progressive Cattleman)
Extending the Grazing Season for Native Warm-season Grasses
Patch-burn Grazing
Out with the New, in with the Old: Patch-burn Grazing(courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Timing spring grazing
Continuous grazing
Rotational grazing
Managing Native Grass Forages (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Harvest height
Fall rest

Adjusting mowers for native grasses
What common pests lurk in your native grasses? (Courtesy of Progressive Forage Grower)
Managing Drought
Native Warm-season Grasses Complement Tall Fescue (courtesy of Progressive Forage Grower)
Drought and Native Grasses: Improving Year-round Production (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Harvest height
Hay production
Over-seeding winter annuals
Using prescribed fire

Weed Management
Advanced competition control
Competition Control in Native Grass Pastures and Hayfields (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Cool-season competition control
Warm-season competition control

Why Natives
Using Native Grasses in Grass Finished Beef
Comparing Native Grasses to Bermudagrass
Comparing Native Grasses to Summer Annuals
Straight Talk on Native Grass Forages (courtesy, Progressive Cattleman)
Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses in a Forage Program (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Straight Talk on Native Grass Forages – Part 2 (courtesy, Progressive Forage Grower)
Why Natives- Profitability
Why Natives- Toxicosis
Why Natives- Drought
Why Natives- Heifer development
Why Natives- Stockering

Jersey heifer