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Chemical Composition of Leafy Spurge and Alfalfa

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dc.contributor.author Krabbenhoft, K.
dc.contributor.author Caton, J.
dc.contributor.author Lym, R.G.
dc.contributor.author Kirby, D.
dc.contributor.author Fox, Dean
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Chemical Composition of Leafy Spurge and Alfalfa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 48, No. 06, pgs. 7-9 en_US
dc.description A comparison of the nutrition values of both leafy spurge and alfalfa are considered as forage sources for sheep, goats and cattle. Leafy spurge is deemed a nuisance and weed. However, it's protein levels, crude fiber, phosphorus and in vitro dry matter are examined in relation to edibility for livestock. Herbicides have been used to treat this scourge. Some ranchers found it difficult to apply herbicides to rough terrain and chose to rid leafy spurge by goats and sheep. It was concluded that leafy spurge was a good source of feed for young and mature goats and sheep. It compared favorably with alfalfa, smooth brome and crested wheatgrass.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-07T21:28:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-07T21:28:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9526
dc.date 1991 en_US
dc.subject Euphorbia esula en_US
dc.subject Alfalfa en_US
dc.subject Plant biology en_US

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