New York Agricultural Development Program reports on best legume, grass crops to grow in NY climate
Monday, December 30, 2013 - 6:00 am

Data to help North Country farmers select the varieties of legume and grass crops that are likely to grow best under northern New York climate and soil conditions has been posted by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) at under Field Crops Research.

Varieties of alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, red clover and perennial forage grasses, including timothy, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and bromegrass were evaluated in the 2013 trials overseen by Cornell University Crop and Soil Sciences faculty and planted, harvested, and managed by Cornell Willsboro Research Farm staff at Miner Institute in Chazy in northern New York.

Forage planting of legume and grass crops supports the dairy and livestock sectors and provide farmers with cash crops.

The 14-page 2013 New York Forage Legume and Grass Variety Yield Trials Summary reports on the 2013 edition of forage yield trials that are conducted each year in northern New York, at Cornell University in Ithaca, and at locations elsewhere in New York State.

The NNYADP is a farmer-driven research, technical assistance and outreach program for Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. #

The Program provided the funding for the North Country portion of the trials.

The direct link to the report is at