The following publications cover topics related to MU/MDC Native Grass Extension Project. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Native Warm-Season Grass Seed Production


Native warm-season grasses can be a valuable source of forage and wildlife benefits. They can also generate cash flow by harvesting and selling the seed produced. This guide discusses the practices used to harvest seed and the costs and returns of doing so.

Native Warm-Season Grass Planning Budget


Use this enterprise budget to plan costs and returns for establishing and managing native warm-season grass forages for hay and pasture on Missouri farms.

Native Forage: A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Grazing Operation


Adding warm-season grass areas to a grazing system that already features cool-season grass creates a forage system that allows livestock owners to keep their herds feeding on high-quality forage for more of the year.

Missouri Grazing Manual

Reviewed $20

Learn how soil, forages and animals interact in grazing systems, and get ideas for improving pasture quality and extending the grazing season for beef or dairy.

Establishing Mixtures of Native Warm-Season Grasses and Forbs for Potential Biomass, Forage and Wildlife Habitat


Learn about the species of native warm-season grasses with potential for biomass production, livestock forage and wildlife habitat in Missouri — switchgrass, indiangrass, big bluestem, little bluestem and eastern gamagrass — in this MU Extension guide.

Using Native Warm-Season Grass, Forb and Legume Mixtures for Biomass, Livestock Forage and Wildlife Benefits: A Case Study


Robert A. Pierce II, Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist, School of Natural Resources
Ray L. Wright, Research Specialist, MU South Farm Research Center
Clark J. Gantzer, Professor, MU School of Natural Resources
Tim M. Reinbott, Assistant Director, MU Agricultural Experiment Station

Establishing and Managing Early Successional Habitats for Wildlife on Agricultural Lands


A case study featuring habitat practices designed to benefit bobwhite quail conducted at the University of Missouri Bradford Rese

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