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NC State Extension

Forage & Pasture Crops

The following links will take you to production guides, pest management information and other resources that offer critical information for the commercial production of North Carolina forage crops.

Production

Diseases

  • Alfalfa Disease Information Notes
    A management guide including disease identification, control, field monitoring and scouting, and resistant varieties.
  • Alfalfa Management Guide
    A national management guide including disease identification, control, field monitoring and scouting from the American Society of Agronomy.

Insects

  • Insect Control in Forage Crops
    Insects pests of pastures and forage crops are often small and difficult to detect unless consistent scouting occurs.The link above are the current recommendations for insect pest control in forages. Be sure to take note of any precautions, remarks and restricted use products.

Publications

  • North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
    The manual has ten main sections:
    I. Pesticide use and safety information
    II. Chemical application equipment
    III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
    IV. Fertilizer use
    V. Insect control
    VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
    VII. Chemical weed control
    VIII. Plant growth regulators
    IX. Animal damage control
    X. Disease control
    Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.