Those involved on a daily basis with forage production often know a lot about grass growth. Although all the components in this project add to the knowledge of growth and regrowth, some may want a more direct path to better production. To learn about maximizing specific grass growth, producers are encouraged to follow the outline below.


  1. Structures: Understand the plant parts and their functions.
  2. Developmental Phases: Recognize the different phases of growth for grass plants.
  3. Types: Check your understanding of grass types, especially jointed and nonjointed grasses.
  4. Defoliation: Learn about the impact of topping, decapitation, and denuding.
  5. Management: Read various scenarios for better management.
  6. Species: Implement specific applications for your species.