NH Agricultural Experiment Station

Alternative Forages for Seasonal Slumps

Alternative Forages for Seasonal Slumps

In farming, a ‘summer slump’ refers to the periods of the growing season when traditional forage plants—eaten by livestock—don’t grow well or aren’t readily available. Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station are helping identify what forage crops could be grown to... Read More

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