Intensification of forage production in Vologda region

The 3-years project was established on the leading regional dairy farm with crop area under forages grasses and legumes 2 600 ha and 4 110 heads of cows. This project has a special focus on intensification and quality of northern forage production for dairy farm due to more intensive cutting, combined with applications of N, P and K in optimized rates and time to meet needs of management for higher content of crude protein and soluble sugars. In addition, the most important forage quality parameters are monitored such as Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), NDF Digestibility, acid-detergent fiber (ADF), ensiling qualities, nitrates and others. The practical outcome from the project will be the development of fertilizer management system for forage productivity 10 t of dry matter per ha for the season. Current average forage productivity in the farm for the season does not exceed 4 t of dry matter per ha.

IPNI-2016-RUS-8

(There is no project proposal, or interpretive summary.)


Year of initiation:2016
Year of completion:2018
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Articles

21 Feb 2018

Применение 4R-Стратегии для интенсификации лугового кормопроизводства
Иванова С.Е.

21 Feb 2017

Интенсификация лугового кормопроизводства в условиях Вологодской области
Иванова С. Е.



Publications

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Improving Forage Production in Russia with Proper Fertilization Annual and perennial grasses and legumes are important forage crops in Russia, occupying almost 20% of the total cultivated land. Insufficient fertilization and poor-quality seed has led to low productivity of forage grasses and poor silage quality. Russia currently imports a significant amount of milk products and the desire to build the domestic dairy industry has prompted the need to boost the production of high quality forage.
Research with Impact

Forages in Vologdamore photos

Project Leader

Aleksei Naliukhin, Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy by N.V. Vereshchagin”
Nina Vedeneeva, State center and stations for agrochemical service (SCAS) of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation in Vologda


Project Cooperators

Aleksei Naliukhin, Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy by N.V. Vereshchagin
Nina Vedeneeva, State center and stations for agrochemical service (SCAS) of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation in Vologda


IPNI Staff

S. Ivanova


Location

Europe \ Eastern Europe \ RUS \ Vologda oblast \ Vologda


Topics

4r rate, 4r source, 4r time, balanced nutrition

forage

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