Pasture & Forage

eOrganic Resources

eOrganic is a comprehensive website on organic agriculture with many webinars and publications specific to organic pasture and grazing management strategies, livestock health, and rules and regulations.

Soil Health

Nutrient Management for Pastures: Western Oregon and Western Washington: Describes nutrient management practices for pastures to produce forage as a main feed source for western Oregon and Washington livestock.

Manure Application Rates for Forage Production: Explains step-by-step how to estimate the amount of manure to apply for forage production, using application rates based on soil tests and growing conditions in western Oregon. Provides examples of estimating manure amounts for perennial crops and annual crops. Describes how to check application rates for silage corn using the pre-sidedress soil nitrate test (PSNT), interpret P and K soil tests, and use an end-of-season soil test for nitrate nitrogen to adjust next season's manure application rates. Includes tables, figures, and additional sources of information.


Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest: The comprehensive resource for anyone who manages livestock on pastures in the Northwest, this book offers pasture managers information and tools to enable their pastures and their livestock to reach their maximum production potentials. Seventeen chapters proceed from planning to budgeting. Black and white with color plates.

The Western Oregon and Washington Pasture Calendar: This publication describes—by climatic zone—perennial pasture plant growth and how management actions can affect growth, both positively and negatively. Optimal management of forages by season is the basis for the Pasture Calendar.

Organic Alfalfa Management Guide: Looking to switch to organic alfalfa production? This management guide details the considerations and procedures for doing so.

Dairy Grazing

Managing Dairy Grazing for More Milk and Profit: This publication covers how pasture grows, understanding grazing systems, and forage quality. It also covers advanced tools for managing high-intensity grazing systems, such as the feed wedge (also called pasture wedge or grazing wedge).