Utilizing Warm-Season Grasses in Forage Production in a Changing Climate

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $5,700.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
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  • Agronomic: grass (misc. annual), grass (misc. perennial), grass (turfgrass, sod)


  • Animal Production: feed/forage

    Proposal summary:

    This demonstration project will compare the benefits of integrating warm season grasses into forage farming systems that currently rely on cool-season grasses for production and profitability. We will determine if warm-season grasses increase production and profitability of forage production over cool-season species used alone. We will compare fertilizer requirements among species treatments. The project will monitor forage quality such as crude protein and relative feed value. Rainfall and local weather data will be monitored as well.

    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.