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dc.contributor.authorScott, Warwick R.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T23:56:43Z
dc.date.issued2003-06en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3710
dc.description.abstractForage crops perform an important role in New Zealand farming systems. They provide large quantities of high quality forage when perennial pasture growth is low or of poor quality. The production advantages of forage crops over conventional pasture are varied and relate to the level of utilisable yield of the forage crop. These advantages include: renovation of pasture that is beyond improvement through grazing management (Hook, 1981), use as a break crop to assist weed and pest control, and to confine or reduce the level of overall farm winter pugging. This paper reviews the off-farm forage cropping opportunities available to dairy farmers. It assumes that the main livestock objectives are to grow young dairy stock at optimum rates, maintain or improve the condition of dry cows, or provide feed for longer term conservation. Forage crops can be broadly classified into the brassicas and greenfeeds. As brassica crops are covered in detail in another session of this conference, this paper only covers recent brassica research conducted at Lincoln University, particularly with regard to leaf turnips. More detailed coverage is given to the cereal and ryegrass greenfeeds, while the final section gives some suggested cropping sequences to incorporate the forage crops into an overall farming system.en
dc.format.extent105-115en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSouth Island Dairy Event (SIDE).en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - South Island Dairy Event (SIDE).en
dc.rightscopyright © South Island Dairy Event (SIDE).en
dc.sourceProceedings of the South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) Conferenceen
dc.subjectforage cropsen
dc.subjectoff-farm croppingen
dc.subjectdairy support landen
dc.titleFeed crop rotations for supporting a milking platformen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
pubs.finish-date2003-06-25en
pubs.notesPaper presented at South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) conference, 23-25 June 2003, Lincoln University.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2003-06-23en
pubs.volume5en
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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