Forage brassicas can provide a near-concentrate type diet late in the season, allow for an extra grazing opportunity after annual row crops are harvested, and establish forage to fill a gap in feed quality and supply. 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. 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; Harwood, Hannah; Cummings, Erica; Madden, Rosalie; and Monahan, Susan, "Forage Brassica Variety Trial" (2012). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 271.