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Researchers working to improve the forage quality of corn

Sept. 3, 2016 - “If we grow successfully here, then the dairy farmers can feed (it) to the animals and then that way they can get more milk,” said Mumtaz Cheema, and agronomist at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook.

Friday, Cheema and four students working on the project visited the corn plots they are growing at the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency’s Western Agriculture Center and Research Station in Pynn’s Brook.

The project, in its second year, involves the study of five silage varieties of corn, a crop that provides high energy for dairy cows.

“The objective is to find a good variety that can be successfully grown here,” said Cheema, standing in front of row after row of tall corn stalks.

The research is also to determine which varieties have the capability to get more nutrients from the soil. | READ MORE.


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