Soon we’ll be coming up on the time of the summer where pastures really slow down and seem not to be growing at all. We are moving past the period of most rapid growth for our cool-season grasses (bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and orchard grass, for example) and in late summer we’ll see that growth […]
by Kirsten Workman, Agronomy Outreach Professional ‘Double Cropping’ or the practice of harvesting two crops from the same field in one year is not a new concept by any means. However, as more and more farmers in the Champlain Valley are starting to look at cover crops as part of their crop rotation, it becomes […]
2013 Vermont Farm Show Field & Forage Crop Product Contest Class Winners Hay – Grass Lucas Vaughan (South Ryegate) Best of Show – Hay Hay – Legume James Maillee (Shelburne) Hay – Mixed Shawnha VanderWey (Ferrisburgh) * * * * * * * Silage & Grains – Grass Haylage Henry Brothers- Wolfridge Dairy ( Alburg) […]
by Rico Balzano, UVM Extension Agronomy Outreach Professional Frost seeding can be an efficient and cost effective way to reseed or introduce new forage species to pastures and hay meadows. Successful frost seeding can improve forage quality, and research in Michigan has shown yield increases by 1.5-2.0 tons of dry matter per acre. That is […]
Trying to decide on a cover crop this fall? Thinking about trying to get a double crop by harvesting it for forage in the spring? Have you thought about Winter Triticale?? Cornell Extension Agronomy Fact Sheet: Winter Triticale Forage factsheet56.pdf (application/pdf Object).