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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:

  • Forage Establishment and Management
    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
    FSA2151 General Traits of Winter Annual Clovers Grown in Arkansas (color)
    FSA2160 Value of Nitrogen Fixation From Clovers and Other Legumes
    FSA3141 Interseeding Alfalfa in Bermudagrass Sod
    FSA3144  Bahiagrass and Dallisgrass for Forage
  • Grazing
    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

  • Stored Forages (Hay & Silage)
    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
  • Forage Weed and Insect Pests
    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)
  • Forage Toxicities
    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


John Jennings
Professor - Animal Science
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: 501-671-2350
Fax: 501-671-2185