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 bare or thin spots in spring established forage stands. The following steps will improve the chances for successful late summer forage stand establishment.
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Barnhart, Stephen K., "Late Summer Seeding of Forage Crops" (2010). Integrated Crop Management News. 397.
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