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forage
Subject Category
L Animal Science and Animal Products
Definition
Forage is defined as the edible part of a plant, other than the separated grain, that is generally above ground and that can provide feed for grazing animals or can be harvested for feeding.
Definition Source
Forage Grazing Terminology Committee. 1992. Benefits and barriers to perennial forage crops in Iowa corn and soybean rotations. Journal of Production Agriculture 5:191-201.
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/6298.rdf
Scope Note
Use for the edible plant parts other than grain that are grazed by animals or that can be harvested for feeding of animals; For crops grown for consumption by livestock USE forage crops.
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/6298
Used For
fodder
fodder plants
fodder trees
forage plants
forage trees
herbage
Broader Term
forage and feed science
Narrower Term
chaff
forage grasses
forage quality
Related Term
fodder banks
forage crops
forage evaluation
hay
pasture plants
roughage
soft dough stage
Spanish
forraje
Term Number
6298