COOL FORAGES Advanced management of temperate forages

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  • Are Forages Green (Bittman, Hunt)

Ecosystem Services

  • Ecosystem Services from Forages (Franzluebbers) ~ USA
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Growing Perennial Forage in Important Wildlife Areas – Lessons Learned in Delta, BC (Merkens, Bradbeer) ~ Canada
  • Cover Crop Strategies for Annual and Perennial Forages (Lawley) ~ Canada
  • Growing Perennial Forages for Biomass (Sanderson, Cannayen) ~ USA

Growth of Forage

  • How Grasses Grow (Bittman) ~ Canada
  • How Grasses Respond to Drought (Bittman, Hunt) ~ Canada
  • Endophytes – Good and Bad (West) ~ USA
  • Foraging Nematodes – Hidden Enemies of Forage Production (Forge) ~ Canada

Forage Diversity

  • Biodiversity in Forage Stands (Sanderson, Goslee, Soder) ~ USA
  • Grass-Legume Mixtures: A Valuable Resource for Grassland Based Milk Production (Reidy, Thomet) ~ Switzerland
  • Pasture Naturalization (Papadopoulos, Duynisveld, McElroy, Fillmore, Fredeen) ~ Canada
  • Intra-Specific Competition and Self-Thinning in Orchardgrass (Bittman, Hunt) ~ Canada
  • Shifts in Pasture Communities Due to Nutrient Imbalances in the Aspen Parkland (Bittman, Hunt, McCartney, Waddington, Nuttall) ~ Canada
  • The Value of Pasture Weeds (Bittman, McCartney, Hunt, Waddington) ~ Canada

Breeding New Forage Varieties

  • Breeding for Increased Forage Quality (Casler) ~ USA
  • Increasing Winter Hardiness in Alfalfa (Bertrand, Castonguay) ~ Canada
  • Persistence of Alfalfa Genotypes in Mixed Stands (Bittman, McCartney, Hunt) ~ Canada
  • Benefits and Risks of Adapting Genetically Engineered Crops:  The Roundup Ready Alfalfa Story (Putnam, Orloff) ~ USA
  • Creating Dedicated Bioenergy Crops (Casler) ~ USA

Soil Nutrients

  • Benefits of Perennial Forages in Rotations (Jokela, Russelle) ~ USA
  • Nutrient Losses from Forage Stands in the Non-Growing Season (Chantigny, Maljanen, Virkajarvi, Oquist) ~ Canada
  • Real-time Simulation Models – A Novel Tool for Farm Nitrogen Management (Hunt, Bittman, Fretwell) ~ Canada
  • Managing Phosphorus (Kowalenko) ~ Canada
  • Sulphur Deficiency Uncovered: British Columbia Experience (Kowalenko) ~ Canada
  • How to Improve Nutrient Efficiency of Whole Dairy Farms (Bittman, Hunt, Swift, Casler, Undersander, Papadopoulos) ~ Canada

Managing Waste

  • Slurry Application on Grass (Lalor) ~ Ireland
  • Developing a Shallow Injection Tine for Slurry Application into Grasslands (Rodhe) ~ Sweden
  • Manure Analysis: A Strategy for Improved Nutrient Management and Sustainable Crop Production (Smith, Chadwick) ~ United Kingdom
  • Can Slurry Manure Replace Commercial Fertilizer? (Hunt, Bittman, Kowalenko) ~ Canada
  • Grass Height Affects Emission of Ammonia from Applied Broiler Manure (Bittman, Hunt, Lau, Kowalenko) ~ Canada
  • Aerating Grassland Prior to Manure Application Reduces Runoff and Nutrient Loads (Hunt, Bittman, Kowalenko, van Vliet) ~ Canada
  • Long Term Effects of Manure (Hunt, Bittman, Kowalenko, Forge, Grant, Gawalko, Raworth) ~ Canada
  • Manure on Alfalfa (Russelle, Jokela) ~ USA
  • Is Manure Application on Alfalfa a Good Idea?  Ontario Experience (Ball, Brown) ~ Canada
  • Manure Concerns – Pathogens, Antibiotics and Other Chemicals (Russelle) ~ USA
  • Fertilizing Grass with Municipal Biosolids (Sullivan) ~ USA

Forage Quality & Feeding

  •  Best Tools for Predicting Forage Harvest Timing to Optimize Yield and Nutritive Value (Sulc) ~ USA
  • About Tillers, Maturity and Forage Quality (Bittman, Hunt, Swift) ~ Canada
  • The Conundrum of Forage Fiber in Dairy Rations (Robinson) ~USA
  • Forages for Cows in the Transition Period (Tremblay, Belanger, Pelletier, Charbonneau, Oba, Pellerin, Allard) ~ Canada
  • Lower DCAD Values in a Tall Fescue Variety Selected for Low Grass Tetany (Hunt, Bittman, Swift) ~ Canada
  • Taking Advantage of Diurnal Shifts in the Nutritive Value of Forages (Berthiaume, Tremblay, Belanger, Lafreniere, Bertrand, Castonguay, Michaud, Allard) ~ Canada
  • Increasing Non-Structural Carbohydrate in Forages (Belanger, Tremblay, Berthiaume, Bertrand, Castonguay, Michaud, Allard) ~ Canada
  • Pasture Bloat in Ruminants: Cause, Occurrence and Mitigation Strategies (McAllister, Wang, Majak, Acharya) ~ Canada
  • Extending the Grazing Season: Swath Grazing Beef Cows (McCartney, Baron) ~ Canada
  • Extending the Grazing Season: Stockpile Grazing of Perennial Forages (McCarney, Baron) ~ Canada
  • Stockpiling Tall Fescue for Winter Grazing by Beef Cows in Interior BC (Thompson, Veira) ~ Canada
  • Non-confined Winter Feeding in Frozen Regions: Benefits and Risks (Ominski, Donohoe, Flaten) ~ Canada
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Ruminants on Perennial Pastures (Iwaasa, Lemke) ~ Canada
  • High Forage Diets Improve Quality of Beef for Consumers (Mir) ~ Canada


About the Publisher:  The Pacific Field Corn Association (PFCA) is a Not-for-Profit Society of farmers and agribusiness registered in BC. The mandate of the association is to promote research and education on field corn and forages. The PFCA sponsors the Farmwest website.

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