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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: REDESIGNING FORAGE GERMPLASM AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR EFFICIENCY, PROFIT, AND SUSTAINABILITY OF DAIRY FARMS Title: New Developments in Grass Breeding for Hay and Haylage

Author
item Casler, Michael

Submitted to: Michigan Forage Council Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 24, 2008
Publication Date: April 24, 2008
Citation: Casler, M.D. 2008. New Developments in Grass Breeding for Hay and Haylage. In: Proceedings of the Michigan Forage Council Forage Technology Conference, March 6, 2008, East Lansing, Michigan. Available: www.web1.msue.msu.edu/fis/extension.htm.

Interpretive Summary: New forage varieties with improved traits are an essential component of best management practices for livestock agriculture. This paper discusses new varieties of several cool-season and warm-season forage grasses used for hay or haylage production and some with potential as biofuel crops. The paper will be presented to forage producers who have an interest in using new and improved forage varieties for livestock production.

Technical Abstract: ew forage varieties with improved traits are an essential component of best management practices for livestock agriculture. This paper discusses new varieties of several cool-season and warm-season forage grasses used for hay or haylage production and some with potential as biofuel crops.

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