COARC research on hay crops conducted at both the Powell Butte and Madras locations has focused on variety trials, along with fertility management. Three acres dedicated to organic production was recently certified at the Madras location and is being used to evaluate organic management techniques for both legume and grass forages. Producers in central Oregon generally get three cuttings per year, with high quality hay often going into the dairy market.
- EM 8795-E Dryland Cropping Systems:Dryland Alfalfa, 2002
- EM8812 Weed Management in Hay Production, 2002
- Alfalfa Establishment, South Central Region, EM8603,June 1995
- Alfalfa Production (3 cutting), South Central Region, EM8604, June 1995