Warm season grasses, such as sorghum x sudangrass crosses, sudangrass, millet, and teff, can provide quality forage in the hot summer months, when cool season grasses that make up most pastures and hay meadows in the Northeast are not as productive. The addition of summer annuals into a rotation can provide a harvest of high-quality forage for stored feed or grazing. Generally, summer annuals germinate quickly, grow rapidly, are drought resistant, and have high productivity and flexibility in utilization. The UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program conducted this variety trial to evaluate the yield and quality of warm season annual grasses.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Ziegler, Sara; Calderwood, Lily; Cummings, Erica; Gupta, Abha; and Post, Julian, "Summer Annual Variety Trial" (2015). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 152.