Summer annuals have become more than just an emergency forage crop to many producers. Summer annuals can be planted as a primary crop or a double crop. They exhibit rapid growth in hot, humid conditions and can yield two to six tons per acre. Planting can occur once the soil temperature reaches 62°F. Summer annuals require nitrogen (N) fertilization, usually 1 lb/A of N per day of growth. These crops are also more water efficient and can be productive when cool season crops are slowing down due to heat and dry weather. Strongly consider making them part of your forage crop rotation.
Below are just a few of the many varieties we have available. We offer BMR, delayed maturity, and dry stalk versions of Sorghum Sudangrass as well as Grain sorghum, millet, and teffgrass.