Corn Grazing

On the farm, efficiency can be the difference between a productive or a costly season. Using smart technologies in partnership with the UFA, Olds College conducted periodic research into the yield and feed value of different corn varieties to give producers the best chance at lowering feed costs and increasing crop yield.

Funder: internal funding, with in-kind support from UFA. 

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Corn Grazing

Corn Grazing

On the farm, efficiency can be the difference between a productive or a costly season. Using smart technologies in partnership with the UFA, Olds College conducted periodic research into the yield and feed value of different corn varieties to give producers the best chance at lowering feed costs and increasing crop yield.

Funder: internal funding, with in-kind support from UFA.

Routine sampling and lab tests will allow us to determine how the nutritional value and biomass yield changes through the fall and winter months as well as determine how each corn variety performs under these growing conditions. Olds College Smart Farm is also collecting NDVI data to determine the viability of using imagery as an alternative and real-time method to monitor dry matter yield and feed quality. 

Project Type: Demonstration/Comparison

Start Date: Spring 2019 for seeding, actual testing to begin with SAIT in May/June and feed/dry matter testing to happen from September to December prior to cattle grazing.

Status: Complete

Corn Grazing