Evaluation of Forage Soybeans

Project Overview

FNE99-233
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $745.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $940.50
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:

Commodities

  • Agronomic: soybeans

Practices

  • Crop Production: double cropping, tissue analysis
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Forage soybeans are just being commercially introduced. I would like to evaluate them, under local conditions, as a potential forage source for my dairy herd. The drought prone soils in Adams County produce well less than average corn silage yields. I’d like to consider a forage soybean/small grain silage rotation. In the future, if the forage soybeans produce well under our local conditions.

    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.