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Arkansas Forage Management Guides

Establishing and managing forages can be challenging under changing conditions. Fact sheets are written and frequently updated with new research information to provide current information on forage management.

Forage practices described are for average conditions, although conditions often exist where a forage species grows well outside its described range or does not grow well within that range. These guides are available on this site and at county Extension offices.

For information on topics not listed here, check with your county Extension office. Technical updates are often sent to county agents on new forage topics before a fact sheet is developed on that topic. 

Fall Pasture Management Guide

Arkansas Forages Publications:

MP538 Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage
FSA3111 Calibrating Drills and Broadcast Planter for Small Seeded Forages
FSA15 Establishing Alfalfa for Forage
FSA19 Establishing a Bermudagrass for Forage
FSA3142 Forage Bermudagrass Variety Selection
FSA3134 Interseeding Clover and Legumes in Grass Sod
FSA3110 Seeding and Fertilization Rate Conversions for Wildlife Food Plots and Small Areas
FSA2159 Strip-Seeding Strategy for Establishing Clover in Pastures
FSA2117 Forage Clovers for Arkansas
FSA2035 Forage Legume Inoculation
FSA3050 Forage Lespedeza
FSA2032 Summer Annual Grasses                                   
FSA2133 Tall Fescue for Forage
FSA2140 Friendly Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue for Livestock Production      
FSA2139 General Traits of Forage Grasses Grown in Arkansas
FSA2160 Value of Nitrogen Fixation From Clovers and Other Legumes
FSA3141 Interseeding Alfalfa in Bermudagrass Sod
FSA3144  Bahiagrass and Dallisgrass for Forage

MP504 Research-Based Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Fescue Toxicity
FSA3133 Grazing Stockpiled Forages to Reduce Hay Feeding During Fall and Winter
FSA3064 Using Cereal Grain Forages and Mixtures With Annual Ryegrass for Grazing


Managing Fescue for Horses

  Pasture & Hay Forage Inventory Sheet

Seasonal Pasture Productivity Inventory

FSA3053 Bagged Conventional Silage
FSA3051 Baled Silage for Livestock
FSA34 Estimating Haying and Silage Machinery Costs
MP434 Management of Hay Production
FSA3063 Using Cereal Grain Forages and Mixtures With Annual Ryegrass for Hay and Silage
FSA3052 Principles of Silage Making 
FSA3090 Rainfall Effects on Wilting Forages

FSA2161 Cogongrass: A Potentially Invasive Weed in Arkansas (color)
FSA3054 Musk Thistle (color)
MP522 Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas
FSA7083 Managing Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields (color)

FSA3025 Common Arkansas Plants Poisonous to Cattle
FSA3024 Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle
FSA3069 Prussic Acid
MP504 Research-Based Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Fescue Toxicity


Kenny Simon
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