Drought Tolerance

Managing Intensively Grazed Pastures: Improving Drought Tolerance
Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

Printable version

Background

Reduced forage production on pastures during periods of summer drought presets a significant risk to producers who are constantly searching for ways to reduce that risk …

more ...

Pasture Assessment

Pasture Assessment in the Northeast United States
Matt A. Sanderson, Sarah C. Goslee, and James B. Cropper
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Building 3702 Curtin Road, University Park, PA. USDA-NRCS East NTSC, Greensboro, NC 27401.

Many livestock producers have intensified management of pastures in the …

more ...

Phosphorus management

INTEGRATE CHEMICAL AND HYDROLOGIC PROCESSES FOR PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS

Project Number: 1902-13000-006-00D
Researchers: Sharpley, A. N.; Gburek, W. J.; Pionke, H. B.
Start Date: 01-Jan-96
End Date: 31-Dec-98
Performing Institution: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA 16802

Research Objectives: 1) Determine effects of P management in pasture systems …

more ...

Total Mixed Rations for Pasture-Based Dairy Systems

Incorporating a Total Mixed Ration into Pasture-Based Dairy Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?
Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit University Park, PA

Printable version (PDF)

Background

TMR

Feeding dairy cows on pasture challenges nutritionists and producers due to changing pasture quality and availability which make dry …

more ...

Total Mixed Ration Use

A Survey of Total Mixed Ration Use on Pasture-based Dairy Farms in New York and Pennsylvania
Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit University Park, PA

Printable version including tables (PDF)

Background

Feeding dairy cows on pasture challenges nutritionists and producers, which can include variations in milk …

more ...