The Agronomists, Ep 153: Forage research and spring management with Bart Lardner and Christine O’Reilly

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Legumes, such as alfalfa, trefoil, and sainfoin, are a great feed source, are excellent for soil health, and play a role in sequestering carbon in the soil. According to emerging research by Dr. Bart Lardner, legumes in the bovine diet also lowers methane emissions, one of the components being measured in an on-going research project Lardner leads.

On this episode of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Lardner, of the University of Saskatchewan, to discuss this work, and Christine O’Reilly of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, & Rural Affairs to learn about forage production including some research projects, early fertility, management decisions and much more.

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