Consider Stockpiling to Fill Summer Forage Slump
James Rogers, Ph.D.
Samuael Roberts Noble Foundation
In our region of the Southern Great Plains, we basically grow forage during the spring and fall, corresponding to our seasonal rainfall pattern. We are typically short on forage during the winter and summer months. We have learned to overcome some of the wintertime forage shortfall by shifting some of our late summer/early fall forage growth to winter by creating stockpile forage.