Performance & General Production
One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. Many forage varieties are marketed in Louisiana.
Winter annual forages are recommended for grazing, green chop, hay and silage production in Louisiana. Each year scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center conduct performance trials to evaluate the forage production of annual ryegrass, cereal rye and oat varieties. Trials are conducted at various LSU Agricultural Center research stations throughout the state to provide information on the performance of varieties under varying soil and climatic conditions.
This publication provides yield performances of various warm-season forage crops grown in Louisiana. The results were obtained during trials conducted from 2004 to 2005.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture