Hay and Grazing

Michigan Hay & Grazing Industry Research Priorities

Submitted by:
Michigan Forage Council
1066 Bogue St., Rm A486
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325

 

Industry Priorities:

  1. Research and education on alfalfa varieties including productivity and  forage quality, drying characteristics of trait-enhanced varieties, yield gaps, and other attributes that impact management.
  2. Research and education on soil, and seed enhancements to increase forage yield and quality including:
    • Sulfur fertilizers
    • Biological enhancements
    • Foliar fertilizers
  3. Research and education on Birdsfoot Trefoil establishment, yield, & management for use across all of Michigan in hay, silage and pasture systems.
  4. Research and education on the management of grass/legume mixtures.
  5. Research and education on the use of forages as cover crops for soil improvement and livestock feed.

Last Updated: November 2016

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