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  • Chapter 1:
    • The Northeast USA is better suited to perennial grass production than to legumes or row crop production.
  • Chapter 2:
    • In the Northeast, grass species selection is strongly influenced by soil conditions. Many soils are well suited to reed canarygrass.
    • Figure: Species ranking for soil and environmental characteristics.
  • Chapter 3:
    • A tall fescue trial in Freeville, NY, with 45 cultivar entries. The number of cultivars to choose from is steadily increasing.
  • Chapter 4:
    • A well-prepared, firm seedbed is required for good seed-soil contact, note the shallow footprint in the photo.
  • Chapter 5
    • Fertilize at spring green-up, before grass reaches this stage.
  • Chapter 6:
    • 20 ton/acre of semi-solid dairy manure uniformly applied to grass after harvest.
  • Chapter 7:
    • Mixed alfalfa-grass is ideal forage for lactating cows, if harvested at the optimum stage.
  • Chapter 8:
    • Old cultivars of tall fescue were infected with an endophytic fungus that caused a variety of health problems, and gave fescue a bad reputation.
  • Chapter 9:
    • Wide swathing experiment. Mower with narrow, conditioned swath (center) and one wide conditioned swath and one wide unconditioned swath.
  • Chapter 10:
    • Image: Mature grass on soil low K availability will likely produce forage with low K content.
    • Table: Species yields under two-cut management at Freeville (1998-99) and Ithaca (1997-01) (both sites include 4 replicates and 3 K fertilizer rates).
  • Chapter 11:
    • Willsboro, NY experiment with corn and SxS at various summer planting dates.
  • Chapter 12:
    • Image A. Storage of grass harvested in spring is typically as silage. High quality grass between 50 and 60% moisture stored as baleage can make good quality silage if sealed and stored properly.
    • Image B. Unacceptable grass storage.
  • Chapter 13:
    • Image A. Orchardgrass to be stored as silage for a dairy feeding trial.
    • Image B. “Ag-Bag” unit for bagging grass silage used in feeding trials.
  • Chapter 14:
    • Timothy will generally be lowest in K content among cool-season grasses.
  • Chapter 15:
    • Grass cultivar trial at Chazy, NY. The extra seed cost for the latest cultivars has essentially no impact on the overall economic success of grass forage.
  • Chapter 16:
    • Perennial grass is well suited to the Northeast climate and soils. Timely harvest management will determine it success or failure as high producing dairy cow forage.