Developmental stages of timothy and alfalfa: A72-135/2017E-PDF

“The developmental stage at which forage crops are harvested greatly affects their yield, nutritive value, and persistence. It is therefore important to accurately evaluate the developmental stage of forage crops in order to precisely establish the appropriate harvest time and to optimize their yield, nutritive value and persistence. This guide illustrates and explains the developmental stages of timothy and alfalfa, the two main forage species cultivated in Quebec. It also describes two methods used to determine the mean stage of such forage: the Mean Stage by Count (MSC) and the Mean Stage by Weight (MSW)”--Foreward, p. 3.

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Department/Agency Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Title Developmental stages of timothy and alfalfa
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Stades de développement de la fléole des prés et de la luzerne. Cover title.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 22 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-07657-7
Catalogue Number
  • A72-135/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 12606E
Subject Terms Forage crops