Tips & Tricks

  • Various warm season plants species growing in a field

    Planning Warm Season Planting

    Liliane Silva, Forages Specialist, Clemson University

    Warm-season annual forages are fast-growing, high-quality forages that can supplement production and quality to support animal performance. In the Southeast, they are planted from April through June and can be used under baleage or greenchop production, or grazing management.

  • BG 34 Perennial Ryegrass, a diploid blend.

    Ryegrass: Diploids vs. Tetraploids


    Ryegrass is often thought of as the top pasture staple for lush quality and sugars. It establishes fast in cooler, moist regions and is excellent for grazing or mechanical harvest. A high yielder with a longer growing season than some other cool season pastures, perennial ryegrass can also be shorter lived, and is sensitive to drought, temperature…

  • Close up of Crimson Clover plant

    Cool Season Forages Management

    Liliane Silva, Forages Specialist, Clemson University

    In this blog post, Liliane Silva, Forage Specialist at Clemson University, outlines the steps for cool season forage management.

  • Canmore Oats

    It's time to plan your fall forage planting

    Liliane Silva, Forages Specialist, Clemson University

    In the Southeast region, most livestock operations are based on perennial warm-season grasses. Due to the seasonality of production, there is a need to provide supplemental feed for livestock during the fall and winter months which can be achieved by stockpiling forages, feeding hay or non-forage feedstuff, or planting cool-season annuals. Annual…