Effect of date of harvest on the yield and nutritional quality of native grass hay

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dc.contributor.author Baker, J.C.
dc.contributor.author Tonn, S.R.
dc.contributor.author Paisley, S.I.
dc.contributor.author Kehler, David E.
dc.contributor.author Blasi, Dale A.
dc.date 1999 en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-24T19:10:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-24T19:10:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-24T19:10:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4738
dc.description.abstract Native grass hay meadows in three Kansas Flint Hills counties were sampled at 2-week intervals during the 1997 and 1998 growing seasons to determine the effect of harvest date on forage quality and dry matter (DM) yield. Each sample was weighed and analyzed for crude protein (CP), acid detergent fiber (ADF), and phosphorus (PHOS). The CP and PHOS contents declined, whereas ADF and DM yield increased as harvest date progressed. Although CP, ADF and DM yield were related highly to harvest date, the association for PHOS content was only moderate. Because harvest date of native grass hay can significantly influence supplemental protein needs for beef cows, mid-July harvesting appears to be the best compromise between yield and forage quality. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1999 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 99-339-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 831 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Native grass en_US
dc.subject Hay en_US
dc.subject Forage quality en_US
dc.subject Cows en_US
dc.title Effect of date of harvest on the yield and nutritional quality of native grass hay en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1999 en_US
dc.citation.epage 156 en_US
dc.citation.spage 153 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1999, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1999 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dkehler en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dblasi en_US

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