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Harvesting Wholecrop Cereals Farming Note

Wholecrop cereals can provide an alternative option for winter forage and are a good substitute for maize in the ration. Choosing the optimum time to harvest will largely depend on the ration nutritional requirements and economic crop production.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Economics of harvest timing
  • Economics of feeding
  • How to assess the dry matter of the plant in the field
  • Challenges of wholecrop
  • Wholecrop clamp management and a table┬átable of current market products

Issued July 2013.

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