Cool season annual forages, such as cereal grains, can provide early season grazing as well as high quality stored feed. However, it is unclear if quality and yield of these forages could be improved through better nitrogen (N) management. Improved quality of homegrown forages can help to reduce expensive grain purchases. The goal of this project was to determine yield and quality of an annual cool season forage harvested at various stages of maturity and under different organic N fertility regimes. The data presented here is from one replicated research trial in Vermont. Crop performance data from additional tests in different locations and often over several years, should be compared before you make decisions about planting small grains.


Vermont, University of Vermont

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