Evaluation of Agronomic Practices and Quality Parameters of Timothy Hay

Determine how important maintenance fertilizer management is to maintain timothy stands and quality. Also whether additions of the micronutrient Cu are beneficial in maintenance of green color in timothy.

IPNI-2002-CAN-SK33

The study involves seven different agronomic projects, two address soil fertility: 5. Maintenance fertilizer management. This experiment will be carried out on a nutrient deficient field in the Melfort area, and will be managed by AAFC-Melfort. It will examine the effect of maintenance fertilization (K and S, in addition to N and P) on timothy yield, stands and quality. Harvesting timothy hay removes large quantities of these nutrients. Read more


Year of initiation:2002
Year of completion:2004
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Interpretive Summary

Evaluation of Agronomic Practices and Quality Parameters of Timothy Hay, 2004. Production of timothy hay for the export market has been a major growth industry in western Canada over the last 10 years. The effect of annual maintenance applications of phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S) on timothy yield, persistence, and quality. and the effect of copper (Cu) applications on hay color. is an area that requires supporting data for growth of the industry.

Evaluation of Agronomic Practices and Quality Parameters of Timothy Hay, 2003. Production of timothy hay for the export market has been a major growth industry in western Canada over the last 10 years. The effect of annual maintenance applications of phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S) on timothy yield, persistence, and quality. and the effect of copper (Cu) applications on hay color. is an area that requires supporting data for growth of the industry.

Evaluation of Agronomic Practice and Quality Parameters of Timothy Hay, 2002 Production of compressed timothy hay for the export market has been a major growth industry in western Canada over the last 10 years. Japan is the largest market for this hay, with smaller quantities being exported to Korea, Taiwan, and the U. S. Yields of 4 to 6 tons/A under irrigation and 2 to 4 tons/A under dryland have been obtained in provincial trials.

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Project Description


Project Leader

Bruce Coulman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Project Cooperators

Dave Christenson
Vern Racz
Randy Pastl


IPNI Staff

Adrian Johnston


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Saskatchewan


Topics

4r rate, 4r source, micronutrients, nutrient management

forage

Copper (Cu), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)