Resources by J.H. Fike
|Virginia's Horse Pastures: Forage Establishment||May 1, 2009||418-103|
|Virginia's Horse Pastures: Renovating Old Pastures||May 1, 2009||418-104|
|Forage Establishment: Getting Off to a Good Start||May 1, 2009||418-120|
|Putting the Punch Back in Your Pastures: Pasture Renovation||May 1, 2009||418-134|
|Herbage Quality, Biomass, and Animal Performance of Cattle Grazing. Part I: Forage Biomass, Botanical Composition, and Nutritive Values||Nov 19, 2009||418-151|
|Herbage Quality, Biomass, and Animal Performance of Cattle Grazing. Part II: Animal Performance||Nov 19, 2009||418-152|
|Management Tips for Round Bale Hay Harvesting, Moving, and Storage||
Hay production and feeding is one of the most expensive components of forage-livestock systems. Specific management practices are necessary to maintain hay quality and minimize hay loss during harvest, transportation and storage of large round bales.
|Oct 9, 2014||442-454 (BSE-173P)|
|Large Round Bale Safety||
This Extension publication covers the safety aspects of equipment used in large round bale packages such as: balers, front-end loaders, bale handling and transport devices. The key to safe and efficient systems for handling large round bales is an operator who knows the hazards involved and who follows safety practices that can prevent accidents. Operators must be constantly alert for situations that may cause injuries to themselves or others. Besides pain and suffering, accidents contribute to higher costs in terms of unnecessary downtime or costly machine repairs. Alertness and safety consciousness can result in more efficient and profitable baling and handling.
|Oct 13, 2014||442-455 (BSE-172P)|
|Powell River Project - Conversion of Sericea Lespedeza-dominant Vegetation to Quality Forages for Livestock Use||Mar 15, 2018||460-119 (CSES-219P)|
|Whitethorne Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Site at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farm||Jul 17, 2017||ANR-277|
|Defining Silvopastures: Integrating Tree Production With Forage-Livestock Systems for Economic, Environmental, and Aesthetic Outcomes||May 23, 2016||CSES-146P|
|Creating Silvopastures: Some Considerations When Thinning Existing Timber Stands||
Silvopastures intentionally integrate trees with forage and livestock production in a rotational grazing system. These systems have the potential to improve animal comfort, increase farm resource use efficiency, boost income, and mitigate environmental costs.
|Sep 30, 2016||CSES-155P|
|Creating Silvopastures: Some Considerations When Planting Trees in Pastures||Dec 11, 2017||CSES-185P|
|Facts About Industrial Hemp||Aug 14, 2017||CSES-196NP|