Harvest Management of Summer Annual Forages

Many producers in Ohio have planted summer annual grasses this year to increase their low forage inventories. These include sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff grass. Since harvesting on prevented plant acres is now possible, many producers are asking “When should these grasses be harvested or grazed?” An article discussing the forage yield and quality aspects of this decision was published two weeks ago in this newsletter and is available at https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-27/harvest-management-sorghum-forages or https://forages.osu.edu/news/harvest-management-summer-annual-grasses

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