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Effect of Nitrogen Rate on Yield of Nine Warm-season Introduced Perennial Forage Varieties

By Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., Senior Soils and Crops Consultant,
Jon Biermacher, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Corey Moffet, Ph.D.,
Mohua Haque, Ph.D.
and Jagadeesh Mosali, Ph.D.

Posted Jan. 19, 2012

When ranchers think about planting an introduced summer perennial forage variety, there are usually two questions. One is, "Do hybrid varieties that do well in research tests with heavy fertilization also do well with less, or no, fertilizer?" Two is, "If I fertilize my lower yielding variety more heavily, will it yield as well as the hybrid varieties that are expensive to establish?"

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