grass crops

grass crops

[′gras ‚kräps]
(agriculture)
Plants cultivated as forage and grain to be consumed by domestic livestock.
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She did her research on use of grass crops for production of bio-ethanol as a sustainable energy resource.
The land is vacant and has been used for growing grass crops.
Mohammed Al-Ghashm, the head of Agricultural Services at the Ministry of Agriculture, said the locusts have damaged 90 percent of sesame, millet and grass crops that are used to feed animals.
It is made from grass crops such as corn, oats, or sorghum.
Gwyn Anthony of Haregrove Farm, Laleston, Bridgend, has piloted many schemes in farming including trials of cereal and grass crops.
In fact these are sons of the soil combining deep into the night to gather in grain and grass crops.
As well as being the most cost-effective way of conserving relatively light autumn grass crops, big bales also avoid the need to break existing clamp seals and risk compromising the quality of silages already made.
Grass crops are promoted as highly desirable conservation measures, because they offer flood control and runoff filtration benefits.
Carl Kukkonen remarked: "With this new land under cultivation, we will continue to accelerate the production of renewable Giant King Grass crops to support large, low-carbon biomass energy projects.
According to researchers, the Brachypodium genome sequence analysis reported here is an important advance towards securing sustainable supplies of food, feed and fuel from new generations of grass crops.
Certainly judging by the many farmers we have spoken to across the county, it has been more of a harvest nightmare, with the relentless rain and severe flooding leaving many crops ruined - and not just cereals, but grass crops too, so vital for our large livestock sector.
One higher-production scenario in the Billion-Ton report assumes that 60 million acres would be shifted from a combination of Conservation Reserve Program land, pasture land, and commodity crop production in order to produce woody and grass crops as a source of biomass.