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Dan Undersander

Dan Undersander

Expert on forage production, grazing, and hay, haylage, and silage making

Professor emeritus, plant and agroecosystem sciences College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-263-5070 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Production and growth of grasses, clovers and alfalfa. All factors affecting plant health and survival.
  • Optimum management practices for intensively grazed pastures considering forage, yield, quality, and effect on wildlife.
  • Forage quality and utilization by cattle, sheep, goats, horses, deer, bison, alpacas and other forage consuming animals.
  • Silage making and feeding of grass, alfalfa, and corn silage.
  • Forage use for soil and water conservation.


  • Internationally recognized information source on forage production, frequently invited guest speaker.
  • More than 1,200 publications in area of forage production and utilization.
  • Development of Relative Forage Quality, commonly used to market hay based on forage quality.