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Fernando Díaz

Besides reducing erosion and improving soil health, double cropping winter annuals as forage crops in combination with corn is a common practice for increasing total forage yield per unit area of land in locations with long growing season. This strategy; however, is riskier in short seasons areas in which yield of one or both crops may be negatively affected. A recent study published in Applied Animal Science reported an economic analysis of including a double cropping system on northern and western Pennsylvania dairies.

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