Warm-Season Annual Forage Crops
Robert Kallenbach, Craig Roberts, and Greg Bishop-Hurley, University of Missouri
Annual warm-season grasses can be used as part of a year-round grazing system throughout Missouri. With adequate moisture and fertility, they rapidly produce high-quality forage during late spring and summer when cool-season forages are dormant. In addition, warm-season annual grasses work well in rotation with row crops or as emergency pastures.