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Ohio State University Extension
Welcome to Ohio Forages, where you can find principles and practices to increase forage yield, quality, persistence, and profitability in an environmentally compatible manner.
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Forages in Ohio
Forages are grown on 2.4 million acres in Ohio, ranking 3rd of all Ohio crops. Forages protect and improve soils, promote less pesticide use, diversify income, and add beauty to the landscape.
Pasture scene
Forage Management
Forages respond to good management, whether mechanically harvested or grazed by livestock.
Hay mower in alfalfa



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    2017 Ohio Forage Performance Trials

    Dec 16, 2017

    The 2017 Forage Performance Trials results are available online here.

  2. Cattle grazing sorghum sudangrass

    Harvesting and Grazing Forages Following a Frost

    Oct 30, 2017

    Livestock owners who feed and graze forages need to be aware of dangers of feeding certain forages after frost.

  3. Dr. Mark Sulc discusses research results on reduced lignin alfalfa

    Reduced lignin alfalfa discussed

    Sep 8, 2017

    Dr. Mark Sulc recently spoke at the MSU Ag Innovation Day about the results from a multi-state study evaluating reduced lignin alfalfa.