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Pure Grass Stubble Height

Recent studies with corn harvested for silage suggest that increasing the stubble height will improve the nutritive value of corn silage, but this directly impacts the grain to stover ratio in grain crops. It is obvious that fully headed perennial grass cannot be turned into high quality forage through increased stubble height. It is not clear, however, if grass slightly past the optimum harvest window can be salvaged for lactating dairy feed by using a higher stubble height.