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Lecture 28 forages
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Stockpiled forages are not just left-over forages, unused and mature. How are they different?
They are actively managed and cut in time for adequate regrowth
What prevents over-maturity of stockpiled forages?
The temperature changes
__________and ________________ are most commonly stockpiled forages in SE USA
Tall Fescue and Bermudagrass
Fertilize too early. What happens to forage you want to stockpile?
Leaves enough time to get poor quality and Over mature
Fertilize too late. What happens to forage you want to stockpile?
Do not need to keep off previously grazed grass because:
It is dormant, there is no regrowth occuring
What happens to forage yield and quality during stockpiling period?
It decreases in the winter because the leaves fall off.
Two side benefits of stockpiling forage
-Major regrowth benefit, If strip grazing, already grazed areas may be good places to TRY FROST SEEDING legumes
-grazing clears canopy and animals press seeds in going back to water trough.
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