biomass, management, hay production, residue
Management practices affect hay production in native meadows. The objective of this study was to evaluate how stubble heights affect forage yield and quality in a native meadow. Prescribed spring burns contribute to improving forage quality. Setting the stubble height at 3 inches resulted in high forage quality and had a low yield impact.
Yasuoka, Junior I.; Powell, Wendie; Fick, Walter H.; and Pedreira, Bruno C.
"Impact of Stubble Heights on Native Hay Meadows in Southeast Kansas,"
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