Best Use: Human food market, livestock feed, food source and bedding habitat for wildlife.
Adaptation: Cool temperatures limit feed grain production for livestock in the Upper Midwest. Prefers slightly warmer temps than corn.
Management: Requires nitrogen fertility (up to 150 lbs N per year). Manage potential for prussic acid & nitrate build-up.
Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil at 62°F+)
Seeding: Drill 5-15 lbs/acre ½” to 1½” deep. Use high end of rate for broadcasting.
Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.
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