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High Prairie Perennial Forage Demonstrations 2011

Updated: May 12

Site: High Prairie Airport

Research Coordinator: Dr. Akim Omokanye

From: Peace Country Beef & Forage Association 2011 Annual Report

Observations Following Cutting Treatments

Thirty two perennial forage species and varieties were established in June 2010 (Table 1). Establishment procedures and progress were presented in the PCBFA 2010 Annual Report and are also available on the ARECA website www.areca/members/PCBFA.html. The perennial forage demonstration plots are being used for assessing new forage varieties for adaptation to parts of the Peace, tolerance to drought, winter hardiness, recovery after cutting and potential for multiple cuts, over a 5-year period. With this trial, farmers will be able to appraise for themselves both traditionally grown and new forage species that have been developed and released in recent years. This report outlines the second year’s progress, with focus on forage DM yield and quality following different cutting dates.


Table 1. Seeded forages and number of entries in High Prairie.

The demonstration plots are located at the High Prairie Airport. The varieties were observed for winter kill early