Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE99-278
In Maryland and neighboring states, farmers are adapting use of warm season grasses for wildlife habitat and some beef operations. It is also likely that dairy heifers and dry cows can utilize these grazes for summer grazing. Dairy farmers Harry Strite and Craig Leggett will test two different warm season grasses in dairy forage and grazing systems. The two farms have two different soil conditions, Strite will attempt to establish a mix of big and little bluestem on a site with shallow, droughty, shaley soil. Leggett will establish eastern gamagrass on a site with good, silt loam soil.