Improving forage quality by seeding through liquid manure applications

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2007: $4,146.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: general silage crops, grass (misc. perennial), hay


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: no-till, application rate management
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems

    Proposal summary:

    Northeast dairy farms often have land that erodes easily or land that is unsuited to cultivation in perennial sods. This project will look at the feasibility of improving existing stands on such land through introducing improved species, and getting higher-quality forage, by seeding during manure applications. Outreach will be through presentations, written articles, and a twilight meeting.

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