Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Wisconsin

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Dr. Dan Undersander’s research program has four major objectives that include: determining factors affecting alfalfa plant health and survival; best management for harvested forage – big bale wrapping, fermentation of silage; optimum management practices for intensively grazed pastures considering forage, yield, quality, and effect on wildlife; and developing equations for Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy for release to commercial forage testing laboratories.

Dr. Undersander’s extension program includes being co-leader of state wide Team Forages involving specialists and county agents from across the state, responsible for developing programming directions, efforts, and tools needed for forages extension; transferring research-based agronomic information to the public through radio tapes, newspaper articles, website, etc.; working with national effort on e-Extension to develop information technology for providing information to public; and working with national effort to increase visibility/awareness of forages through state and federal agencies.
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