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Brix Level in Your Forage: What Does It Mean?

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Publication Number: P2836
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 Brix (°Bx) is a unit of measure that has been traditionally used in the wine, sugar, fruit, and honey industries to estimate the sugar (sucrose) or water soluble content (on a percent by weight basis). Forages are composed of many soluble and nonsoluble compounds. Water-soluble compounds (WSC) could include sugars (sucrose and fructans), oils, minerals, pectins, acids, proteins, lipids, amino acids, tannins, etc. Download the PDF above.

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Portrait of Dr. Rocky Lemus
Extension/Research Professor
Grazing Systems, hay production, forage fertility, forage quality and utilization, alfalfa productio
Mgr, Forage Variety Testing

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Portrait of Dr. Rocky Lemus
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Grazing Systems, hay production, forage fertility, forage quality and utilization, alfalfa productio
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Asst Ext/Res Prof & Fac Coord
Native grasses, forages, grazing management, conservation crops, biofuel crops