Shade Effects on Yield, Botanical Composition, Nutritive Value, and Ergot Alkaloid Concentrations of Forage Mixtures for Silvopastures

Project Overview

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2016: $11,000.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2017
Grant Recipient: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Dr. Chris Teutsch
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


  • Agronomic: clovers, grass (misc. perennial), medics/alfalfa
  • Animals: bovine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, shade cloth, silvopasture
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: competition

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