Warm-Season Annual Forage Grasses for Texas
- Date of Publication
- December 7, 2021
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Planting summer annual grasses can help you overcome summer forage shortages. These grasses can be very useful because they grow rapidly, tolerate drought, respond well to fertilizer and water, and are more nutritious than perennial warm season forages. They are, however, not a permanent solution for meeting summer forage needs. They can be expensive to produce, are difficult to manage, and could poison livestock with nitrates and/or prussic acid. Despite these inherent drawbacks, summer annuals can be an excellent option in dry years. Specific varieties of annual grasses are discussed in this factsheet. (2 pages)
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