Source: AgriLife Today
Since most fall, winter and spring forages perform best when planted in late September through early October, producers should now be choosing forages, pricing, purchasing or reserving seed in preparation of when and where to plant. “Waiting until the last minute can be problematic,” Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension forage specialist in Overton said. “If you wait, you might not be able to find seed or in the numbers you need and then may be forced to plant late, which impacts production.”
- Small grains rye is adapted to a wide variety of soil types and more productive than other small grains.
- Oats are the least cold tolerant and should be planted in Central and southern portions of the state south of I-20.
- Wheat is better adapted to colder temperatures and perform well north of I-20.
- Ryegrass, which produces in the spring, can be planted later than other forages, but delays can mean decreased yields and impact availability for grazing.
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