Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $5,321.20
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
- Agronomic: rye
- Animal Production: feed/forage
- Crop Production: cover crops, no-till, nutrient management
This project will evaluate the effect of harvesting winter rye as a green chop forage in the spring on establishment and growth of interseeded legumes. Such a system could significantly reduce run-off following corn silage harvest and would provide a source of forage 2-3 months earlier than the traditional corn-silage to spring-seeded legume rotation.
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