New edition of Purdue’s ‘Forage Field Guide’ available

Farm Forum

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Orders are now being taken for the newly revised third edition of the Forage Field Guide, published by the Purdue University’s Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center.

The new edition, updated from 2010, will be released in November. It has a section showing producers how to adjust the bulk-seeding rate for forage grasses based on the purity and germination rate of the seed they are using.

New and enhanced photographs have been added to the forage, insect and weed sections. Hay storage information has also been expanded.

“The Forage Field Guide is a compilation of useful information that can help producers improve the productivity and efficiency of their forage enterprise,” said Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist and professor of agronomy. “It has value for forage growers with any size farm.”

Single copies are $9 each.

Organizations can order copies of the guide with their logo or other information on the cover. To order custom copies, contact Kevin Leigh Smith at by Sept. 28. To reserve a guide without a custom cover, call The Education Store 888-EXT-INFO (888-398-4636) ext. 46794.

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