Nutritive Value of Native Warm-Season Grass Mixtures
Biomass production systems using native warm-season grasses can allow for an early-season harvest (for forage) followed by a dormant harvest (for biomass). This study was conducted to investigate the impact of harvest timing and grass species on the chemical composition of harvested forage and biomass.
Forage & Field Crop Seeding Guide
The Tennessee forage and field crop seeding guide has been updated with some new planting date recommendations. Use this guide to plan your crop management throughout the year.
Forage and Soil Testing
The importance of regularly testing your forages and soil is not stressed enough. Smart economical use of feedstocks and ferilizers will make a difference in your over-all management program. A little effort now can pay big dividends later on.
Dr. Gary Bates helps to explain forage variety trials and the importance of conducting them in Tennessee.
St. Paul, MN – The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) announces the creation of the
first-ever U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative (aka Alfalfa Checkoff Program), a farmerfunded investment in alfalfa-related research to help drive innovation and profitability in the alfalfa industry.
The NAFA board of directors voted unanimously to begin a national checkoff program to facilitate a farmer-funded research program to advance industry research.