Adaptation of various crops for supplementary pasture
Odland, T.E. | Cox, T.R. | Moran, C.H.
Winter rye, winter wheat, spring oats, sudan grass, and Japanese millet were grown m an experiment to determine their value as crops for supplementary pasture. Various dates of seeding were used. All were found suitable for the purpose. Winter rye produced more spring pasturage than winter wheat. Considering both fall and spring grazing, rye and wheat seeded September 1 and 10 were more satisfactory than either earlier or later plantings. Oats planted May 5 produced grazing at a time when most needed. With earlier plantings the grazing stage coincided more nearly with a time when permanent pastures are at a maximum. Millet and sudan grass seeded from June 1 to July 1 produced grazing at a critical part of the season. Earlier plantings, especially of sudan grass, were less successful. No toxic amounts of hydrocyanic acid were found in any of the sudan grass samples. Chemical analyses showed all materials to be of satisfactory feeding value. A system of supplementary pasture management is suggested.Show more [+] Less [-]