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Flooded alfalfa can be replaced with warm season forage options


For agricultural producers who have lost perennial forage, like alfalfa due to flooding, warm season annual forage can be used to replace hay losses. North Dakota State University Extension Agronomist Hans Kandel has provided these recommendation for warm season forages.

During hay shortages, emergency hay crops to consider include sudangrass, sorghum x sudan hybrids, and hay millets.

Planting dates for crops such as hay millets, sudangrass, sorghum x sudan is mid to late June. These crops are warm season grasses and develop rapidly under warm, moist conditions.

Foxtail Hay Millets


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