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Double-cropped cool-season annuals (cover crops) for late fall and early spring forage

The cropping systems that offer the greatest chance of success for realizing fall forage production from a forage double-crop are those following wheat, hybrid seed corn, and corn silage. Planting winter sensitive species (such as oats, spring varieties of other cereal grasses, and brassicas) between August 10th and September 10th in Nebraska can result in 1 to 2 ton DM of high quality forage.

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