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January 29, 2020

Description

Cattle producers grow ever increasing amounts of annual crops for feed (silage, green feed and swath grazing). Measuring those crop varieties that produce the highest forage yield becomes increasingly important. Silage is an integral forage source in feedlots across the province and has become...


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October 1, 2008

Description

Grains reach maturity several days before harvest. To prevent spoilage, harvesting is normally delayed to allow the grain drying time in the field. If barley could be harvested when it reached maturity, rather than having to let it dry in the field, then harvests could be completed earlier with...


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August 1, 2004

Description

Silo gas is formed by the natural fermentation of chopped silage shortly after it is placed in the silo. The nitrates present in silage crops are converted to nitrites through the fermentation process; they, in turn, react with the organic acids in the silage to form nitrous acid (HNO3). As the...


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February 1, 2000

Description

From 1994 to 1996 the Agronomy Unit of Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development conducted research trials at locations across Alberta to examine new barley varieties and their nutrient requirements. This two-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the findings of this research.