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Impact of grazing on the silage yield of forage oat crops
Winter forage oat crops are increasing in acreage on Tasmanian dairy farms. Such crops can be grazed multiple times during vegetative development in winter then later harvested for silage at the booting or soft dough growth stages in spring. Although effects of grazing on grain yield of winter cereal crops have been well characterised (Harrison et al. 2011), little research has been conducted on the influence of grazing on the forage and silage yield potential of oats grown in Tasmania.
We aimed to explore the influence of grazing management on the yields of forage for grazing and ensiling of oat crops using a biophysical crop model.
Dairy Australia Limited
Publication titleProceedings of the 22nd International Grasslands Congress: Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities
EditorsDL Michalk, GD Millar, WB Badgery, KM Broadfoot
Department/SchoolTasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
PublisherNew South Wales Department of Primary Industry
Place of publicationSydney, Australia
Event title22nd International Grasslands Congress
Event VenueSydney, Australia
Date of Event (Start Date)2013-09-15
Date of Event (End Date)2013-09-19
Rights statementCopyright 2013 The 22nd International Grassland Congress