This course emphasizes the production of forage and pasture crops for New England dairy farms. Topics include the selection of adapted crops, varieties, seed mixtures, and soil sites, along with soil preparation, seeding methods, and crop management. Harvesting for best digestible energy and protein is stressed, as is the growing of alfalfa and corn.
2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week for the first half of the term
[Course fee: $15]