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Tiller Development and Growth in Switchgrass
Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum (L), grows over a sizable portion of the United States and is a major species in the tall grass prairie, and early grazing could significantly reduce the need for stored feed by cattle producers.
Forage yields of five perennial grasses with and without white clover at four nitrogen rates.
Average clover/ grass yields were consistently higher over the 4 years than were grass/N yields, and white clover should be included in grass mixtures grown in Southern pastures to reduce the need for N fertilization.
Response of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) to clipping frequency
Pangburn switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a native species, tolerated one clipping during the season with little or no reduction in forage production, clonal survival, tiller number per clone, or tiller height, but over-utilization at the start of the season decreased the number of tillers and clones per plot and resulted in a serious weed problem.
Performance of Dairy Cows Fed Pelleted and Baled Coastal Bermudagrass and Alfalfa Hay
Cows fed the pelleted Coastal produced more milk and FCM, ate more forage, gained more weight, and produced milk higher in milk fat, solids-not-fat, and protein than those fed the baled Coastal.