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Delay Planting Summer Annuals Until Warmer Temperatures are the Norm!
Forage producers who just planted their corn and soybeans may be eager and rush to plant their summer annual forage grasses next. With these grasses, too early is too bad.
Summer annual forage crops — like sudangrass, millets, cane, teff, and sorghum-sudan hybrids — are hot weather crops. Not only do they grow best in hot weather, they can be injured or even permanently stunted by cool weather.
Always wait to plant any summer annual forage grasses until soil temperature is permanently above 60°F and 65°F to 70°F for the millets and teff. This means planting in late May at the earliest, or early June in many cases.
These plants also need for air temperature to remain warm, even at night. If either soil or air temperature gets too cold, some summer annual grasses can be stunted permanently, no matter how nice the growing conditions are later on.
True sudangrass might tolerate cool temperatures best of all the summer grasses. I don’t know the exact limits, but if soil stays above 55°F and air temperature doesn’t drop below 40°F, sudangrass eventually will recover from the cold stress. On the other hand, millets and some forage sorghums may never snap out of the stress caused by a 45°F, or even a 50°F night.
Even if they don’t get stunted, the few days you gain for earlier grazing is pretty small compared to the risk of losing much of their growth potential.
Extension Forage Specialist
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NOW is the time :
– to order and pick up your Summer Annual Forages. Plenty of Multi-cut varieties and Foxtail Millets available!
– to plant great looking, low maintenance Sundancer Buffalograss
-to plan for your SoilBuilder Cover Crop mixes– Cover Crop Recommendation Worksheet
-to send us your Government Seeding Sheet Here for a FREE quote. Don’t wait until it’s time to plant as each mix is a custom mix!
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