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fodder

feed for herbivorous animals, usually used to describe dried leafy material such as hay. See also forage.

fodder beet
a root crop grown solely as a source of feed for cattle, possibly sheep. Lactic acidosis, oxalate andnitrite poisoning are all possible with fodder beet feeding. See also betavulgaris, carbohydrate engorgement.
fodder crop
crops being grown for hay, e.g. oats, barley, wheat. Can also be used for grazing and may cause hypomagnesemia or nitrite poisoning. The group of diseases is known as cereal crop poisoning.
fodder poisoning
an all-embracing term used with reference to sickness occurring in animals being fed hay which is often moldy or damaged in some way. See also mycotoxicosis.
fodder radish
see raphanussativus.
fodder sorghum
sorghumbicolor.
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The conversion factors used for estimating fodder crop yields were obtained by using the weighted average method, taking into consideration, yield and area under different fodder crops (Hand Book of Agriculture, 2005), with an average yield of 40.
Fodder beet proved to have a potential success as a winter fodder crop in the Sudan and it is a good forage especially during the critical period of forage shortage such as late winter and early summer season in the Sudan [14] and other countries.
Fodder crop productivity at the individual farm level could be improved by extension services and R&D activities which are more focused on these crops.
Farmers should sow fodder crop Jantar in new orchards for few years to lessen impact of heat.
There will also be Knowledge Transfer events at Fronlas Farm where teams can set out their strategies and decide on a fodder crop.
Around 32-35 kilogram seed per acre is sufficient for fodder crop, however, only 6-8 kilogram seed is required for fodder crop that also produce granules.
They said during the last two decades, the area under fodder crop decreased adding that mostly the fodder shortage occurs during MayJune and December January.
The latter was a fodder crop that became naturalised in gardens, especially those on chalk soil, the spikes of silky-pink flowers a valuable source of nectar for bees.
Farmers can sow fodder crop traditionally called Jantar after harvest of wheat crop or in the standing wheat crop at the time of last water application.
At the present time, the Company grows a diverse variety of crops, ranging from fodder crops like alfalfa and corn to vegetables for human consumption, on high-yield irrigated farmland in Huerfano and Pueblo Counties.
Besides this, about 50 acres of land has been developed for cultivation of fodder crops while 97 acres of natural degraded rangeland has been converted in to good rangeland.
Paul Billings of British Seed Houses said it was not too late for some of the new fast-growing fodder crops such as the hybrid brassica Swift and the grazing turnip Appin to give Welsh livestock farmers an alternative.