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Find production tips on specialty or non-traditional forages – from cover crops to corn stover, and sorghums to small grains or brassicas.

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The term “brassica” covers turnip, kale, forage rape and swede. Brassicas are cool-season annuals that have high proteins (15 percent to 20 percent crude protein) and digestibility (65 percent to 80 percent).

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Other than johnsongrass, I can’t think of any forage that has an equal number of pros and cons listed in its bio. In addition, producers are equally dispersed when discussing the ‘love-hate’ attributes of this grass.

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Farmers can consider seeding an annual forage crop after their winter wheat, says a Purdue Extension forage specialist.

In Indiana, farmers typically seed a late crop of soybean after harvesting winter wheat, but sometimes, especially in the northern part of the state, the growing season is not long enough to accommodate both crops, Keith Johnson said. Carefully selected forage crops, which can be used for silage, hay and livestock grazing, are able to produce vegetative growth for harvest before the growing season ends.

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Summer often brings the appearance of ergot in fescue seed heads. Ergot also shows up in several cereal grains and other grasses.

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If you applied nitrogen or manure to your grass fields last month they should be starting to look thick and lush.

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Prussic acid poisoning can cause problems in cattle that consume sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and forage sorghums. Forage sorghums have the highest potential for prussic acid poisoning and sudangrasses have the lowest of the three forages.

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