Ye Olde Forage Library      
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Here you will find some of the "classic" works on forage management. These publications are presented in their original form. We hope you find them both interesting and informative.

Forage-Livestock System Components

       Vision
       Goals
       Resources
       Marketing

Forage-Livestock Production Centers

Forage Production

         Soils and Soil Fertility
         Crop Growth
         Forage Species and Varieties
         Legumes
         Crop Establishment
         Integrated Pest Management
         Weeds Affecting Forage Crops
         Diseases of Forage Crops
         Insects Affecting Forage Crops      
 

   Forage Utilization

         Forage Quality
         Winter Grazing
         Fencing
         Watering
         Grazing Management
         Hay and Haylage Production        

          Silage
         Drought Management
  Animal Production

         Genetics and Selection
         Animal Nutrition
         Drought Management
         Health Management
        
   Marketing

        Sustainable Agriculture Systems

         Social
         Economic
         Ecological

      Other Files

Forage-Livestock System Components

Fact Sheet # 

                   Vision

 

                   Goals

 

                   Resources

 

                   Marketing (see Marketing Under Production Centers)

 

Forage-Livestock System Production Centers

 

Forage Production

 

Allegheny Highlands Project- 1970 -1979

Chemical Composition of Pasture Plants, with Some Reference to the Dietary Needs of Grazing Animals - The Pennsylvania State College Ag Expt Sta 1949

489

Forage Animal Management Systems Roy E. Blaser and Colleagues  (PDF)

Managing Forage for Animal Production Blaser et. al Res. Bul 45 Va Tech (PDF)

45

Pasture Improvement and Management - (D.B. Johnstone-Wallace 1938) (PDF)  - Cornell University

393

Pasture Management Facts and Figures for New York    Seneca Trail Livestock Development Program

Soils and soil fertility

 

The Available Molybdenum Status of Some West Virginia Soils  - WVU Ag  Expt Sta  1963

484

Development of a Wide Swath Lime and Fertilizer Spreader - 1973  

623T

The Effect of Soil Compaction on Nitrogen Transformations In the Soil   - WVU Ag  Expt Sta  1969(PDF)

516T

The Effect of Soils and Fertilizers on Human and Animal Nutrition W. H. Allaway - Ag Info Bul 1975(PDF)

378

The Effect of Rate and Frequency of Phosphate Application on Pasture Production  WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1955

380/1955

Fertilizer Experiments on Grasslands in the Northeastern Region - The Pennsylvania State College Ag Expt Sta 1949  

518

Fertilizers for Greener Hills   - WVU Ag  Expt Sta  1951

8

Lime and Fertilizer Distribution Practices in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia  June 1956, WVU Ag and For Expt Sta

390

Mineral Concentration of Forage Species Grown in Central West Virginia on Various Soil Series - 1977  

657

The Molybdenum Content of West Virginia Soils - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1960

443

Organic Phosphorus Content of Some West Virginia Soils - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1964

489

A Pasture Handbook  - USDA 1942

194

Pasture Investigation: Effect of Fertilizers on the Total and Seasonal Production - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta /1933

189

Pasture Investigation: Penetration of Surface Applied Lime and Phosphates in the Soil of Permanent Pastures - Connecticut State College Storrs Ag Expt Sta Bul 1933  

186

Pasture Investigation: Effect of Fertilizers on the Botanical and Chemical Composition of the Vegetation in Permanent Pastures - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta 1933  

187

Pasture Investigation: Effect of Fertilizers on the Total and Seasonal Production - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta 1933

189

Pasture Fertilization Experiments at Reymann Memorial Farm  WVU Ag and For Expt Sta Bul - 1945

324 

Pasture: West Virginia's Most Important Crop - WVU Ag  Expt Sta
Perennial Pasture: West Virginia's Most Important Crop - WVU Ag  Expt Sta

Circular 381

Publications of the West Virginia University Agricultural & Forestry  Experiment Station 1965-1985 - WVU Ag  Expt Sta

15

The Response of Hillside Pastures to Fertilizer Applied by Airplane - WVU Ag and For Expt Sta 1967 

545

Response of Permanent Pastures to Lime and Fertilizers (1930-1936)  - WVU Ag  Expt Sta

289

Selenium Status of Beef Cattle and Sheep in West Virginia and Pennsylvania - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1982

679T

Soil Development on Mine Spoil  - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1971

604T

Soil Fertility Level As It Influences Plant Nutrient Composition and Consumption - Purdue University 1942

468

West Virginia Pastures: Type of Vegetation, Carrying Capacity, and Soil Properties - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1937

280

West Virginia Pastures - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1922

177

Crop Growth

 

Forage Species and Varieties

 

Alfalfa in the South   Certified Alfalfa Seed Council, Inc.

Annual Lespedezas: Culture and Use - (Farmers' Bul Revised 1904) (PDF)

2113

Forage and Weed Species and Grazing Management Systems on Permanent Pastures in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia WVU Ag and For Expt Sta 1979  

670

Growing Ladino Clover in the Northeast - Potash & Phosphate Institute Reprint B-1-42   

Ladino Clover: Its Mineral Requirements and Chemical Composition   Soils Department, Ag Exp Sta, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

Longer Life for Ladino - Potash & Phosphate Institute Reprint MM-10-54

Studies on Yield, Management, Persistence, and Nutritive Value of Alfalfa in W.Va.  - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1969

581T

Varietal Experiments with Red Clover and Alfalfa, and Field Tests with Meadow Mixture - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1932

250

Grasses

 

The Identification of Certain Native and Naturalize Hay and Pasture Grasses by Their Vegetative Characters - (MacDonald College, McGill University, Technical, Revised 1938)(PDF)

 

Nutritive Quality of Warm Season Grasses in the Northeast WVU Ag and For Expt Sta 1988   

699

Pasture Investigation: Species and Varieties of Grasses and Legumes for Pastures - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta /1936 

208

The Production and Management of Sudangrasses in West Virginia - Circular 411/1968  

Sudangrass - Studies on Its Yield Management, Chemical Composition and Nutritive Value - 1966  

524T

Legumes

 

Effects of Cutting Systems on Ladino Clover - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta Bul 1956 (PDF) 

 313

Growing Ladino Clover in the Northeast - Potash & Phosphate Institute Reprint B-1-42  

Legume Inoculation: What It Is - What It Does    USDA Farmers' 1967  

2003

Pasture Investigations: Ladino Clover Experiments, 1930 to 1940 -Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta Bul - 1941  

235 

Pasture Investigation: Species and Varieties of Grasses and Legumes for Pastures - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta Bul - 1936  

 203

Crop Establishment

 

Small Grains for Fall Pasture - Connecticut State College  Storrs Ag Expt Sta Bul - 1952 - 

294

Integrated Pest Management

 

Controlling the Japanese Beetle  USDA, Home and Garden  1970

159

Biological Agents Associated with the Alfalfa Weevil: A Survey of Jefferson, Grant and Hardy Counties, West Virginia for 1993  WVU Ag and For Expt Sta Circular - 1994

160

Lawn Insects: How to Control Them   USDA, Home and Garden  1963

53

Weeds Affecting Forage Crops

 

Forage and Weed Species and Grazing Management Systems on Permanent Pastures in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia - WVU Ag and For Expt Sta 1979  

670

Life History Studies As Related To Weed Control In The Northeast Series

 

Crownvetch in West Virginia  - WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1963

487

(1) Nutgrass 1962 

394

(2) Yellow Foxtail and Giant Foxtail - 1963 

369

(3) Horse Nettle - 1962 

368

(4) Quackgrass - 1962 

365

(6) Crabgrass- 1971 

365

Diseases of Forage Crops

 

Rose Rosette: A Fatal Disease of Multiflora Rose  August 1988, WVU Ag and For Expt Sta  

147

Insects Affecting Forage Crops

 

Controlling the Japanese Beetle  Home and Garden, USDA  1970

159

Lawn Insects: How to Control Them   Home and Garden, USDA 1963

53

Forage Utilization

 

Pasture Improvement and Management - (D.B. Johnstone-Wallace 1938)  (PDF)  - Cornell University

393

Grazing Management

 

Rational Grazing University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

ID-143

Winter Grazing

 

A Comparison of Three Methods of Feeding Hay to Wintering Yearling Cattle  Sept. 1966, WVU Ag and For Expt Sta

534

Effect of Winter Rations on Gains of Calves Marketed as 3-Year-Old Steers - USDA -1926

1431

Yield and Quality of Winter Annual Forages  Nov. 1989, WVU Ag and For Expt Sta

701

Fencing

 

Watering

 

Forage Quality

 

Nutritive Quality of Warm Season Grasses in the Northeast 1988 WVU Ag and For Expt Sta (PDF)

699

Pasture Improved with Tillage Treatment Seed - WVU Ag and For Expt Sta 1950

327

Pasture Improvement in Upshur County 1943 - WVU Ag and For Expt Sta  

308

Hay and Haylage

 

Silage

 

Grass Silage   Cornell Extension, New York State College of Agriculture Bul 1959

1032 

Silage for Dairy Cattle  WVU Cooperative Extension Service, Circular 

390 

Animal Production

 

Cattle

 

Beef Production and Quality as Affected by Grade of Steer and Feeding Grain Supplement on Grass  USDA 1931  

217

Fattening Yearling Cattle in the Appalachian Region USDA - April 1945   (Searchable)

889

Finishing Steers with Grain on Pasture, North Carolina State University  - NCSU 1965

425

Forage-Fed Beef:  Production and Marketing Alternatives in the South Southern Cooperative Series 1977
(PDF version)
- Bulletin  220 and 220a
    (This publication has 490 pages and to much for one file. 220 has front cover through page 330, 220a contains the rest of the publication ) Southern Regional Cooperative of Agricultural Experiment Stations

220

Minimum Resource Requirements for a 100 Beef Cow-Calf Enterprise
     Leading Creek, Randolph County, W.Va. -  WVU Ag  Expt Sta 1978

663

Sheep and Goats

 

Biologic and Economic Aspects of Spring and Fall Breeding of Sheep   May 1968, WVU Ag Exp Sta  

562

Creep Grazing Lambs on Tall Fescue Pastures  June 1987, WVU Ag and For Expt Sta  

695

Horses

 

Horses in West Virginia: A basic health care manual for horse owners   West Virginia Dept of Ag

Deer

 

Farming & Ranching Deer in North America  North American Deer Farmers Association's Cervid Livestock Foundation

Rabbits 

 

Genetics and Selection

 

Biologic and Economic Aspects of Spring and Fall Breeding of Sheep   May 1968, WVU Ag Exp Sta

Animal Nutrition

 

Health Management

 

Drought Management

 

Drought Frequency in the Northeastern United States   June 1970, Northeast Regional Publication, WVU Ag Exp Sta

595

Marketing

 

Livestock Auction Market Costs in West Virginia - WVU Ag  Expt Sta  1971

601

Sustainable Agriculture Systems

 

Social

 

Early American Soil Conservation 1941

Conquest of the Land Through 7,000 Years  USDA Soil Conservation Service  1975

99

Economic

 

Beef Cattle Production: Costs and Returns for the Cow-Calf System in West Virginia  June 1966, WVU Ag and For Expt Sta

527

Biologic and Economic Aspects of Spring and Fall Breeding of Sheep   May 1968, WVU Ag Exp Sta  

562

Ecological

 

Winter Cover Crops(PDF) (95)

Why a Nutrient Management Plan? (PDF)  
   
Other Files

 

Culture of Sorgo for Sirup Production USDA Farmers' 1957  

2100

Culture of Sweet Sorghum for Sirup Production  USDA Ag Research Service Handbook 1973

441

Costs and Returns from Producing and Processing Sorghum Syrup   Univ. of Tennessee, Ag Ext Sta 1963 

363

Factors Influencing the Yield and Quality of SorgoSirup Production in West Virginia 1961 - WVU Ag and For Expt Sta (PDF)

 

Global Radiation in West Virginia - WVU Ag and For Expt Sta 1979 - 

665T

Growing Ginseng   Farmers' Bul, USDA  1978

2201

How to Estimate the Value of Timber in Your Woodlot  - WVU Ag Exp Sta  - January 1989

Circular 148

Poisonous Plants of the Southern United States - (Agriculture Extension Service/University of Tennessee Publication 1980)(PDF)

818

Sugarcane and Sorghum Sirup for Home Use    Clemson Ag College 1942   (Searchable) 

105

Real Property: Landowners’ Rights and Responsibilities in West Virginia - WVU Extension Service - 1997

702

Real Property: Leasing Land For Hunting and Other Recreational Uses - WVU Extension Service - 1997

726