2017 Kansas Summer Annual Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trial results now available

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, MANHATTAN – The results of the 2017 Kansas Performance Tests with summer annual forage hay varieties are available online at http://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/services/crop-performance-tests/forages/2017-summer-forages-performance-tests.html. The results are summarized by location and are split into hay and silage categories.

Summer annual forage performance tests are conducted each year by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. The objectives of the Kansas Summer Annual Forage Variety Trial are to evaluate the performance of released and experimental varieties, determine where these varieties are best adapted, and increase the visibility of summer annual forages in Kansas. Breeders, marketers, and producers use data collected from the trials to make informed variety selections. The Summer Annual Forage Trial is planted at locations across Kansas based on the interest of those entering varieties into the test.

The full 2017 Forage Report will soon be available online at http://newprairiepress.org/kaesrr/.

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