Summer Annuals have a tendency to be difficult to dry down to a suitable haymaking moisture level due to their large stems.
Summer annual forages (such as pearl millet, sorghum sudangrass, etc.) are known for their remarkable ability to grow fast and produce several tons of forage in a short time period, even during periods of drought. It is important to think through how and when these crops will be harvested, however, before they are planted.
Summer Annuals have a tendency to be difficult to dry down to a suitable haymaking moisture level due to their large stems. It generally is better to graze the forage than to cut it for hay or baleage, but can be managed to make hay or baleage to boost summer forage yield.
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