- Agronomic: clovers, medics/alfalfa, peas (field, cowpeas)
- Animal Production: feed/forage, feed management, rangeland/pasture management
Legume components in grass pastures not only enhance carrying capacity and animal performance, but also reduce or eliminate commercial nitrogen applications.
Objectives: 1) To find the most effective means of establishign legumes in existing grass pstures, and 2) to examine various legumes for quality and quantity of forage production.
Results: Initial results of drilling and frostseeding grazing alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, red clover and lespedeza were less than expected. However, enough seedlings were found to offer encouragement. Project was extended one year for further evaluation.