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Forage Quarterly

A quarterly newsletter providing research-based information to Minnesota forage producers and their advisors.

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Alfalfa pellets

Winter 2017, Vol. 4 No. 1

New uses for alfalfa: Aquafeeds

Researchers at the University of Minnesota explore the potential of increasing value added products of alfalfa in order to help farmers across the state put this valuable crop back on the landscape.

Integrating crops and livestock to enhance organic farm resilience

Description of research evaluating the production, environmental, and economic benefits of growing cash crops with forage crops for grazing, including small grains and hay crops for livestock feed.

Using growing degree days (GDD) to plan alfalfa harvest

Tracking the accumulation of growing degree days (GDD) is a common approach to estimating the growth and maturity of a crop in the field.

2016 Forage crop variety trials


Fall 2016, Vol. 3 No. 3

Spring 2016, Vol.3 No. 2

Winter 2016, Vol. 3 No. 1 (1.4 MB PDF)

Summer 2015, Vol. 2 No. 3 (1.9 MB PDF)

Spring 2015, Vol. 2 No. 2 (1.8 MB PDF)

January 2015, Vol. 2 No. 1 (2.8 MB PDF)

August 2014, Vol. 1 No. 3 (1.6 MB PDF)

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