Forage Planting Guide

Forage Planting Guide

CROP PPA GERM USES PLANT SOIL TYPE LASTS
ALFALFA* 16-20 7-days All Purpose Early spring or August All 3-years
CLOVERS
ALSIKE* 2-10 7-days Hay Early spring or Fall Moist 2-years
LADINO* 1-7 7-days Pasture Early spring or Fall Moist 2-years
MED RED* 6-12 7-days Pasture or Hay Early spring or Fall Moist 2-years
MAM RED* 8-12 7-days Pasture Cover crop Early spring Moist 2-years
SWEET* 10-15 7-days Cover crop Early spring All 1-year
BIRDSFOOT* 4-10 12-days Pasture Early spring Moist 5-years+
CROWNVETCH* 5-20 10-days Erosion control Early spring Well drained 9-years
BROMEGRASS 5-20 14-days Hay Pasture Early spring or August All 2-years+
ORCHARD 5-20 10-days Hay or Pasture Early spring All 2-years+
REED CANARY 8-14 21-days Hay Early spring or August All 4-years+
TIMOTHY 4-12 10-days Hay or Pasture Spring or Fall All 2-years+
FESCUES
RED 15-50 14-days Pasture Spring or Fall All 2-years+
SHEEP 15-30 14-days Pasture Spring or Fall All 2-years+
TALL 30-80 14-days Pasture Spring or Fall All 2-years+
RYES
ANNUAL 35-50 5-days Cover crop Spring or Fall All 1-year
PERRENNIAL 30-40 6-days Cover crop Pasture Spring or Fall All 2-years+
ITALIAN 35-45 6-days Pasture Cover crop Spring or Fall All 1-year
WINTER 112 6-days Cover crop Early spring or August All 1-year
FESTOLIUM 25-45 8-days Pasture Early spring or Fall All 2-years+
KYBLUEGRASS 20-35 10-days Pasture Early spring or Fall All 4-years+
BARLEY 96 7-days Cover crop Early spring or August All 1-year
OATS 48-96 7-days Cover crop Early spring or August Heavy 1-year
WHEAT 60-120 10-days Cover crop August or Fall A 1-year
SOYBEAN* 50-80 14-days Pasture Late spring Well drained 1-year
SORGHAM 15-40 10-days Pasture Late spring Well drained 1-year
FIELD PEA 60-90 6-days Cover crop Early spring or Fall All 1-year
BUCKWHEAT 40-60 10-days Cover crop Late spring or August All 1-year
JAP MILLET 20-40 10-days Hay Late spring or Fall All 1-year
ESSEX RAPE 30-50 8-days Pasture Early spring Well drained 1-year

*Needs inoculant

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