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

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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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Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., previously served as a senior soils and crops consultant at Noble Research Institute, from 2000-2021. His bachelor’s degree is from Louisiana Tech University and his master’s degree and doctorate are from Louisiana State University. Before coming to Noble Research Institute, he worked at Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University as state extension soil specialist.

Jon Biermacher, Ph.D.
Former Professor

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