Forage brassicas can provide a near-concentrate type diet late in the grazing season. This allows for an extra grazing opportunity after summer annuals are harvested or to supplement perennial cool season pasture during the fall months. These crops can provide a high-quality feed in a short period of time, fitting well into rotations of other crops, extending the grazing season, and reducing reliance on expensive commercial feed inputs. In 2015, the University of Vermont’s Northwest Crops & Soils Program conducted a forage brassica variety trial to evaluate yield and quality of this annual crop.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Emick, Hillary; Calderwood, Lily; Cummings, Erica; Gupta, Abha; Post, Julian; and Ziegler, Sara, "Forage Brassica Variety Trial" (2015). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 155.