Browsing Forage & Grain Report 1999 by Authors
Growth Characteristics, Hay Yield, and Feed Quality of Kenaf Grown in Mohave ValleyKnowles, Tim C.; Wright, Newt; Sherrill, Chip; Ottman, Michael J. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1999-05)Kenaf was grown as a hay crop in Mohave Valley to determine its growth characteristics, hay yield, and feed quality. The first cutting occurred 75 days after planting when plants were approximately 30 inches tall and had 30 nodes. Hay tonnage was only 1,000 lbs dry matter/acre, crude protein was 20.7 %, ADF was 40.2 %, and TDN was 57.5 %. Forage quality was adequate for beef cattle and sheep.