5 Tips for coping with Drought - OSA Advocate (see pages 10-12)

Alternate Forage Crops

Forage Options Following Alfalfa Winterkill University of Wisconsin

Emergency Forage Plantings

Fall and Spring Forage Yield and Quality from Fall-Seeded Cereal Crops

Small Grains for Fall and Spring Forage

Winter Cereals for Spring Forage

Rural Development

Cereal Forages for Spring Seeding University of Wisconsin

Pea and Small Grain Mixtures University of Wisconsin

Forage Chicory

Forage Sorghum

Sorghums, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids for Forage University of Wisconsin

Soybeans for Hay or Silage University of Wisconsin

Using Soybean as Forage  University of Wisconsin

Uses of Brassica Crops on Grazing Systems University of Wisconsin

Use of Brassica Crops to Extend the Grazing Season

Using Corn for Livestock Grazing

Grazing Corn Residue


Corn Silage

Corn Silage Publications University of Wisconsin

Assessing the Impact of ECB on Corn Grown for Silage University of Wisconsin

Corn Silage Production and Managment Penn State

Key to Higher Corn Yields University of Wisconsin

Relationship between Corn Grain and Silage Yield University of Wisconsin

Planting Corn for Silage after a First-Cut Alfalfa Harvest University of Wisconsin

Considerations for selecting corn hybrids in Pennsylvania

Corn Growers Guidebook comprehensive source for information about corn

Growing Ontario's Corn

Considerations for Double-cropping Corn Following Hay in Pennsylvania, Penn State University

Economics of Alfalfa and Corn Silage Rotations



Corn Silage Harvesting Techniques

Harvesting Corn Residue

On-Farm Moisture Testing of Corn Silage

Using a Microwave Oven to Determine Forage Moisture


Silage Inoculants and additives

Adding Anhydrous Ammonia to Corn Silage

Adding Enzymes to Silage

Adding Urea to Corn Silage

Boosting the Protein Content of Corn Silage OMAFRA

Buchneri Inoculants to Improve Corn Silage Bunk Life OMAFRA

Inoculants for Corn Silage University of Wisconsin

Lactobacillus buchneri for Silage Aerobic Stability University of Wisconsin



Agronomic Considerations for Molds and Mycotoxins in Corn Silage

Beware of Nitrates in Corn Silage

Drought Damaged Corn Silage

Frost and Immature Corn Silage



Bunker Silo Cover Alternatives

Ideas On Dry Corn Silage

Impact of crop processing on corn silage utilization by dairy cattle

Managing Forage in Bunk Silos

The Relationship between Corn Grain Yield and Forage Yield: Effect of Moisture, Hybrid and Environment

Understanding and Trouble shooting Silage Preservation Penn State University

Silo and hay mow fires on your farm OMAFRA

Deciding on a silage storage type University of Wisconsin

How to handle seepage from farm silos OMAFRA

Deterioration of Concrete Tower Silos OMAFRA

Tower Silo Capacities OMAFRA

Managing Forage in Bunk Silos University of Wisconsin

Packing and Covering Bunker Silos OMAFRA

You Can't Judge a Buker Silo by its Cover University of Wisconsin


Forage Harvesting & Storage

Dry Hay

Drying Forage for Hay and Haylage

Making and Storing Quality Hay

Quality Hay Production

Large Baler Research and Storage Ideas

Minimizing Losses in Hay Storage and Feeding

Big Bale Storage Losses; how different options stack up

Dry Round Hay Bale Storage Costs

Net Wrap or Twine?

Silo and Hay Mow Fires on your Farm

Spontaneous Combustion and Hay Fires


General Publications about Harvesting and Storage

Using a Microwave Oven to Determine Forage Moisture

Cutting, Conditioning & Raking For Faster Hay Drying

Effectiveness of Equipment to Speed Hay Drying

The Long and Short of Alfalfa Cutting Height

Hay & Silage Publications

Choosing Forage Storage Facilities

Estimating the Weight of Forage in a Forage Wagon

Feeding Losses and Forage Storage System Costs

Grain and Hay Windrowers and Attachments

Harvesting and Storage Publications

Rain Damage to Forage During Hay and Silage Making

Rakes and Mergers

Working Successfully with a Custom Operator

Adjusting the Conditioning System on a Mower-Conditioner

Bale Moisture - Frequently Asked Questions

Forage Feedlot Losses for Various Storage Systems

Heated Bales: Management and Handling - Frequently Asked Questions

Machinery Designs and Adjustments for Minimized Field Losses

Making Quality Alfalfa Hay

Round Bale Storage Techniques


Large Bale Silage

Maintaining Quality in Large Bale Silage

Recycling Farm Plastic Films

Bale Silage

Bale Silage - Frequently Asked Questions

Baleage Tips

Harvesting and Storing Large Bale Haylage

Heat Damage in Silage and Hay

Large Round Bale Silage

Making Quality Silage Bales

Successful Wrapping and Storage of Square Bales

Wide Swath Haylage

Wrap up Savings


Preservatives and Inoculants

Anhydrous Ammonia for Legume-Grass Silage

Hay Desiccants and Preservatives

Improving Lower Quality Dry Forages By Ammoniation

Inoculants for Legume-Grass Silage

Adding Enzymes to Silage

Lactobacillus buchneri for Silage Aerobic Stability

Microbial Inoculants for Silage

Preserving Baled Hay with Organic Acids

Preventing Mouldy Hay Using Propionic Acid


Time of Harvest

Predicting Alfalfa Quality Using PEAQ

Predicting Neutral Detergent Fiber Using Plant Height and Maturity (PEAQ)

Cutting Management of Alfalfa, Red Clover, and Birdsfoot Trefoil

Red Clover Harvest Management


Tower and Bunker Silos

You Can't Judge a Bunker Silo by its Cover

When a Bunker is Better (silage)

Understanding and Trouble Shooting Silage Preservation

Storing Forage in Piles

Silage Pile Dimension Calculator

Silage Pile Capacity Calculator

Preventing Silage Storage Losses

Packing & Covering Bunker Silos

Managing Forage In Tower Silos

Management of Bunker Silos and Silage Piles

Factors Affecting Bunker Silo Densities

Drive-Over Silage Pile Construction

Deciding on a Silage Storage Type

Bunker Silo Facers - worth the investment?

Tower Silo Capacities

How to Handle Seepage From Farm Silos


Forage Marketing

Buying and Selling Hay and Straw

Horse Hay as a Cash Crop?

Michigan Hay Seller's List

eHay Weekly newsletter

Hay Cost of Production Worksheet

Wisconsin Tested Hay Auctions

Equivalent Purchase Price/Ton of Hay & Haylage at Various Moisture Levels

Factors to Consider When Marketing Hay

USDA Weekly Hay Price Reports

Buying and Selling Alfalfa Hay

Economics of Alfalfa and Corn Silage Rotations

Guide to Evaluating Hay

Index to Information on Hay Marketing