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  • 1985-86 costs of producing western Washington dairy forage crops 

    Betts, Carolyn, 1959-; Willett, Gayle S.; Fransen, Steven C. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 1985-11)
  • Annual Ryegrass 

    Hannaway, D.; Fransen, Steven C.; Cropper, J.; Teel, M.; Chaney, Marty; Griggs, T.; Halse, R.; Hart, J.; Cheeke, P.; Hansen, D.; Klinger, R.; Lane, W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension.Corvallis, Oregon : Oregon State University. Extension Service.Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho. Extension.Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture., 1998-04)
    Known as highly palatable and digestible livestock forage, annual ryegrasses are adaptable and produce high yields. They absorb nitrogen from manure and biosolids application. Fibrous roots help reduce soil erosion. ...
  • Cover crops for home gardens east of the Cascades 

    Cogger, Craig George, 1950-; Benedict, Chris; Andrews, N. (Nick); Fransen, Steven C.; McGuire, Andrew (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-02)
    This WSU fact sheet is one of a three-part series on cover crops for home gardeners. It focuses on choosing the best cover crops for gardens in Washington and Oregon, east of the Cascades. Other topics discussed in this ...
  • Cover Crops for Home Gardens in Western Washington and Oregon 

    Cogger, Craig George, 1950-; Havens, Dyvon M.; Fransen, Steven C.; Luna, John; Anderson, Wilbur Carl, 1938-; Kuo, Shiou (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 1997-03)
  • Drought Advisory: Managing Irrigated Pastures and Grass Hay Land 

    Fransen, Steven C.; Smith, Sarah Maki; Smith, Justen (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2001-03)
    Drought-stressed hay and forage can be higher in nitrates than usual. Prevent overgrazing to protect the pasture, and test cut hay and forage for nitrate levels to protect your livestock. Authors offer strategies to follow ...
  • Duel-purpose winter canola in the Pacific Northwest : forage management 

    Fransen, Steven C.; Walker, Ely; Llewellyn, Donald A.; Sowers, Karen (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-05)
    As winter canola (Brassica napus) continues to gain acceptance as a viable broadleaf crop in the predominantly cereal rotations of the Pacific Northwest (PNW), dual-purpose winter canola is beginning to gain interest. Not ...
  • Duel-purpose winter canola in the Pacific Northwest : silage production 

    Llewellyn, Donald A.; Fransen, Steven C.; Walker, Ely; Sowers, Karen (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Extension, 2017-06)
    Winter canola (Brassica napus) is used as a break crop in the primarily cereal grain rotations of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Research over the last 40 years has largely been focused on grain production. However, renewed ...
  • Growing Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass Crosses in Washington 

    Parker, Robert, 1941-; Evans, David W. (David William), 1933-; Morrison, Kenneth J.; Stevens, Robert G.; Ley, Thomas W.; Fransen, Steven C. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 1988-09)
    Sudangrass, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, is a productive forage when certain precautions are observed. Some crossbred forms can produce hydrocyanic acid [HCN] or prussic acid following cell damaging events such as premature ...
  • Haymaking on the Westside/Farming West of the Cascades Series 

    Fransen, Steven C.; Hackett, Michael R. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2001-04)
    Reality indicates good quality hay can be produced on the west side of Washington State with proper knowledge, skills, equipment, storage, and perhaps a bit of luck. Aside from luck, this publicaiton provides insights on ...
  • Orchardgrass 

    Hannaway, D.; Fransen, Steven C.; Cropper, J.; Teel, M.; Chaney, Marty; Griggs, T.; Halse, R.; Hart, J.; Cheeke, P.; Hansen, D.; Klinger, R.; Lane, W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension.Corvallis, Oregon : Oregon State University. Extension Service.Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho. Extension.Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture., 1998-04)
    Long recognized as a shade tolerant forage grass, orchardgrass is known as "cocksfoot" in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Well adapted to snow-covered valleys, and to both high rainfall and irrigated regions of the ...
  • Pasture and Hayland Renovation for Western Washington and Oregon 

    Fransen, Steven C.; Chaney, Marty (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2002-02)
    This publication is designed to help you achieve a successful forage seeding whether you're a beginning or experienced forage producer. It's divided into sections so you can focus on the information you need. It contains ...
  • Perennial Ryegrass 

    Hannaway, D.; Fransen, Steven C.; Cropper, J.; Teel, M.; Chaney, Marty; Griggs, T.; Halse, R.; Hart, J.; Cheeke, P.; Hansen, D.; Klinger, R.; Lane, W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension.Corvallis, Oregon : Oregon State University. Extension Service.Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho. Extension.Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture., 1999-04)
    High palatability and digestibility make this a favored species of forage grass for dairy cattle and sheep. Used predominantly for forage in the coastal Northwest and irrigated intermountain valleys in the West. Photographs ...
  • Tall Fescue 

    Hannaway, D.; Fransen, Steven C.; Cropper, J.; Teel, M.; Chaney, Marty; Griggs, T.; Halse, R.; Hart, J.; Cheeke, P.; Hansen, D.; Klinger, R.; Lane, W. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension.Corvallis, Oregon : Oregon State University. Extension Service.Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho. Extension.Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture., 1999-04)
    This cool-season bunchgrass is grown for pasture, hay, and silage. Sometimes used in crosses with annual and perennial ryegrass to improve varieties. In east, central, and southeast U.S., tall fescue supports about 8.5 ...
  • WSU Drought Advisory: Alfalfa Irrigation with Reduced Water Supplies 

    Fransen, Steven C.; Kugler, John Lee (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2003-03)
    Alfalfa grown for forage in the arid Northwest requires 1.8-acre feet to 3.2-acre feet of water per year, depending on length of the growing season. This drought advisory recommends steps to take in low-water years. 2 pages.