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Impact of grazing on the silage yield of forage oat crops


Pembleton, KG and Harrison, MT and Rawnsley, RP, Impact of grazing on the silage yield of forage oat crops, Proceedings of the 22nd International Grasslands Congress: Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities, 15-19 September 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 754-755. ISBN 978-1-74256-543-9 (2013) [Conference Extract]

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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.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:forage crops, defoliation, dairy, model, cool temperate environments
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Agronomy
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Objective Field:Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
UTAS Author:Pembleton, KG (Dr Keith Pembleton)
UTAS Author:Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)
UTAS Author:Rawnsley, RP (Dr Richard Rawnsley)
ID Code:81490
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2012-12-10
Last Modified:2014-08-14

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