The forage research program addresses these areas:
- Environmental effects on forage yield and quality. This research focuses on the development of functional relationships among environmental effects — specifically temperatures and thermal time, and responses of forage yield and quality.
- Alfalfa, cool-season grass and corn silage variety trials provide unbiased and timely information on yield, forage quality and persistence of alfalfa in southern Idaho.
- Forage yield and quality of summer planted annual forages are being evaluated for fall/winter utilization.