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

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