Start Date

1-12-2009 12:00 AM

Description

Most forage crops managed for hay or silage in the upper Midwest U.S. are composed of perennial grasses and/or legumes. Their growth during a typical growing season often allows for multiple harvests. Forage species and varieties have a great influence on the number of harvests and the nutritive quality of the harvested crop. Additionally, the stage of maturity when harvested, fertilization management, harvest practices and weather will also influence, yield, nutritive quality and persistence of these forage stands.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/icm-180809-3

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Hay harvest decisions and management

Most forage crops managed for hay or silage in the upper Midwest U.S. are composed of perennial grasses and/or legumes. Their growth during a typical growing season often allows for multiple harvests. Forage species and varieties have a great influence on the number of harvests and the nutritive quality of the harvested crop. Additionally, the stage of maturity when harvested, fertilization management, harvest practices and weather will also influence, yield, nutritive quality and persistence of these forage stands.

 

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