Crop Cocktail

Cattle at feed station

Research includes testing different seed mixes in pastures to improve soil health, increase plant diversity, and provide adequate nutrition for cattle.

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Crop Cocktail

Cattle at feed station

Research includes testing different seed mixes in pastures to improve soil health, increase plant diversity, and provide adequate nutrition for cattle. Side-by-side performance trials assess multiple crop cocktail varieties — focusing on biomass yield and nutritive quality. Animal grazing preference is assessed with GPS cow collars, while soil health improvements are monitored prior to and following the growing season. Plant biodiversity ensures productivity over a broad range of growing conditions (drought, excess moisture, hot/cold growing seasons).

Funders/Partners: Internal (donations), Union Forage