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Chisholm summer-dormant tall fescue is an endophyte-free variety that can provide livestock producers with a persistent, perennial, cool-season grazing option that is adapted to the hot, dry summers typical west of Interstate 35 in Oklahoma and Texas.
Noble Research Institute plant breeders have developed a new crabgrass cultivar that is later-maturing than Red River crabgrass. Impact crabgrass is adapted for the south-central and southeastern U.S. and is available through Barenbrug, USA.
Producers should check all labels and agreements for restrictions before saving seed. Seed can be protected through the Plant Variety Protection Act, patents and contracts.
Forages contain nutrients that affect individual animal production (gain per animal) while the amount of forage produced affects production per acre.
Cool-season perennial grasses can improve seasonal forage, but successful establishment requires control of naturally reseeding ryegrass, rescuegrass and other winter annual weeds.
The certified seed tag is an assurance that the seed inside the bag is the variety stated and it has met the required standards for germination and purity by the inspecting agency.
Forage cultivars that work well on the Great Plains, including rye, wheat, oat, clover, crabgrass, tall fescue and triticale, are now available!
Tall fescue with improved forage quality and palatability may result from research into leaf softness.