Evaluating pasture improvement programs.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $1,916.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $4,239.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, spelt, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: grazing management, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: no-till
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems

    Proposal summary:

    This project will compare no-till seeding of alfalfa, no-till seeding of clover, and frost seeding of clover against a check plot receiving lime and fertilizer only in an attempt to renovate pasture land and boost forage production. Each technique will be tested on field plots; forage samples from each plot will be analyzed after grazing. The goal is to gather and disseminate information about forage improvement techniques.

    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.