Yield and nutritional quality of nine summer annual forages

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dc.contributor.author Kuhl, Gerry L.
dc.contributor.author Shroyes, J.P.
dc.contributor.author Hartman, Paul D.
dc.contributor.author Fjell, Dale L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T21:42:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T21:42:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6459
dc.description.abstract Nine summer annual forages were studied to evaluate yield and nutritional quality differences resulting from forage type and cultivar when cut at two stages of maturity. Substantial dry matter yield and quality differences were observed among the six hybrid pearl millets tested. Several hybrid pearl millets gave comparable dry matter yields to the sorghum-sudans at boot and headed stages of growth. Hybrid pearl millets were much higher in crude protein than the hybrid sorghum-sudans and sudangrass. Although yield increased markedly between boot and headed cutting stages, nutritional value declined greatly. Nitrate levels were excessively high in all forages when harvested at the boot stage in July, and several were still above safe levels at the headed stage. Therefore, nitrate and feed quality testing is recommended for safe and efficient utilization of summer annual forages. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1990 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-361-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 592 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Summer annuals en_US
dc.subject Pearl millet en_US
dc.subject Sudan en_US
dc.subject Yield en_US
dc.subject Forage quality en_US
dc.subject Nitrate en_US
dc.title Yield and nutritional quality of nine summer annual forages en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 125 en_US
dc.citation.spage 123 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1990, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1990 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid phartman en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dfjell en_US

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