New forage seedings are susceptible to a wide array of problems and stresses -flood, hail, drought, weed competition, insects, etc. Late summer can be a good time to ‘patch in’ bare or thin spots in forage stands or reseed entire fields. However there are some risks. The following steps will improve the chances for successful forage stand establishment in late summer.
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Barnhart, Stephen K., "Reseeding Flood and Weather-Damaged Forage Crops in Late Summer" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 816.
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