Late summer can be an excellent time to establish forage crops, provided there is sufficient moisture for germination and good seedling growth. It is also a good time to seed in bare or thin spots in forage stands established this spring. The following steps will improve the chances for successful forage stand establishment in late summer.
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Barnhart, Stephen K., "Late-summer seeding of forage crops" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1306.
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