University of Wisconsin-Extension Team Forage

OUR MISSION | To develop and disseminate research-based information that will enhance profitable forage production and utilization while sustaining Wisconsin’s natural resources.

 


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Scissors clip allows you to determine the alfalfa forage quality in your region and when to begin harvesting for the quality you desire.

Two points to help in planning:

    1. Alfalfa RFV changes about 4 points per day
    2. Recommend cutting for dairy cows at RFV 170 to get RFV 150 (assuming 15% field losses during harvesting and silage fermentation). Cut at 150 for other category of animals to have harvested forage quality of about 125 to 130 RFV.

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/scissorsclip/


 

About the Team Forage Website

  • The site conglomerates a variety of forage crop related resources from University of Wisconsin faculty in different disciplines, departments, and locations. Topic pages are located above.
  • Announcements of new material being added to topic pages will be posted in the right sidebar.
  • You can sign-up for email notices of new additions. The sign-up box is in the right sidebar .
  • Many items are found in multiple locations. For example, a Focus on Forage fact sheet will be on the Focus on Forage page, but also be located on the appropriate topic page(s) as well.