Evaluation of contrasting forage pea cultivars in mixtures with cereals for green feed production in Saskatchewan

  • Peas
  • Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Bill Biligetu

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences

Objective

To test different forage pea cultivars in mixtures with forage oat and barley for green feed production. To determine optimum proportion of forage pea in pea-barley or pea-oat mixture for green feed production. To determine animal preference, feed digestibility, and feed intake of pea-cereal mixtures. To determine forage pea N fixation rate in pea-cereal mixtures with or without N fertilizer. To conduct cost analysis of cereal-pea forage mixtures in comparison to barley and oat green feed production.

Agronomy

SPG Contribution

$84,079.00

Project Status

Active

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2015 - 2019

Co-funders

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund

Total Project Cost

$376,529.00