Alternative Continuous-Cover Dairy Forage System for Profitability, Flexibility and Soil Health Fact Sheet

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2003: $10,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Paul Cerosaletti
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Lisa Fields
LAF Consulting in Agronomy and Farm Management
In a SARE-funded study in New York, a cooperative team of farmers, researchers and consultants addressed these constraints in dairy farm rotations by developing an alternative forage cropping system with multiple options to produce high-quality forages. This fact sheet explains implementing the Alternative Continuous-Cover Forage (ACCF) system to produce high-quality dairy cattle forage with yields comparable to traditional cropping system.
Fact Sheet
Paul Cerosaletti
Lisa Fields
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
This product is associated with the project "Alternative continuous cover forage crop systems for the Northeast"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.