Wheat straw improved by half-rate application of anhydrous ammonia

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dc.contributor.author Waggoner, Justin W.
dc.contributor.author Reid, R.
dc.contributor.author Oleen, Brandon E.
dc.contributor.author Hollenbeck, William R.
dc.contributor.author Holthaus, Jody G.
dc.contributor.author Sexten, A.
dc.contributor.author Petersilie, J.
dc.contributor.author Weaber, Robert L.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, S.
dc.contributor.author Blasi, Dale A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-16T21:34:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-16T21:34:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17779
dc.description.abstract Many tons of crop residues and other low-quality forages are produced in Kansas each year. Use of these forages often is limited by their low nutrient content and poor digestibility. The process of applying anhydrous ammonia to low-quality forages enhances their feeding value by increasing crude protein content and dry matter digestibility. In the summer of 2012, the persistence of drought conditions throughout Kansas reduced forage supplies and resulted in a dramatic increase in forage prices. In an effort to aid livestock producers, the K-State Beef Extension Specialist Team, in conjunction with the Livestock Production Program Focus Team, conducted wheat straw ammoniation demonstrations at 6 locations across Kansas. The objectives of these demonstrations were to: (1) demonstrate the process of using anhydrous ammonia to treat low-quality roughages, and (2) determine if the recommended rate of 3% anhydrous ammonia application (dry weight) could be decreased as a cost-saving measure. The effects of two anhydrous ammonia application rates (1.5 and 3.0% dry matter weight of stack, equivalent to 30 or 60 lb anhydrous ammonia/ton of dry forage) on subsequent forage quality and digestibility were evaluated. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2014 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 14-262-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1101 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Beef Cattle Research, 2014 is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 2014 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Anhydrous ammonia en_US
dc.subject Forage quality en_US
dc.subject Digestibility en_US
dc.subject Crop residues en_US
dc.title Wheat straw improved by half-rate application of anhydrous ammonia en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.epage 71 en_US
dc.citation.spage 66 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2014, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2014 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jwaggon en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jholthau en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bweaber en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dblasi en_US


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