Nutritive Value and Yield of Emergency Forages


  • Yoana C. Newman
  • University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Department of Plant and Earth Science
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Summer annual forages are chosen by many farmers to fill the summer slump experienced by cool-season perennial forages or when needing an emergency forage if facing a challenging year with winterkilled fields. Whichever the case, the need is for the combination of high yield and nutritive value in addition to rapid growth, drought tolerance and quick response to fertilizer because of the short window for summer production.