Forage Friday: Crabgrass – May 15, 2020
Join our Livestock Agent, Kendra Fortner, on Fridays for Forage Friday. We will be covering quick tips on forage options in the mountains of North Carolina.”
This week’s featured forage: Crabgrass
Traditionally, Crabgrass is know as a weed. This view is changing with more producers utilizing the cultivated type Crabgrass as part of their forage system.
It’s nutritive value is far superior to other warm-season annual options. It has a high crude protein, high digestibility, and low neutral detergent fiber contents.
- Seeding rates range from 4 to 6 pounds of pure live seed per acre
- Best time to plan in the mountains: March through May
- Planting Guide for Forage Crops in North Carolina: provides the best available information about planting rates, depths and stand evaluation for forage crops commonly grown in North Carolina.
For more information, contact:
Jackson and Swain County Livestock Agent