Sod-Seeding of Annual Forages into ‘Midland’ Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.) Pastures. I. Species Evaluation1
- F. G. Swain,
- A. M. Decker and
- H. J. Retzer2
Cereal rye and hairy vetch when sod-sown into Midland bermudagrass provided a well integrated supply of forage in early spring prior to active Midland growth in summer. Rye produced the earliest spring yields and outyielded barley, field bromegrass, ryegrass, and wheat in that order. Vetch produced high mid and late spring yields. Rye and vetch yields were similar when planted on 3 dates between September 22 and October 14, but November 22 plantings resulted in lower yields. A rye-vetch mixture outyielded either species alone by approximately 76%.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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