Choose seed carefully to get most from forage crops

Hunt, Jeremy; Buss, Jessica
March 2002
Farmers Weekly;3/8/2002, Vol. 136 Issue 10, p59
Trade Publication
Offers ideas on forage crop agronomy. Varieties of forage crop; Benefits from maincrop turnips; Nitrogen and phosphate demands of stubble turnips.


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