Fall Forage – What to plant and are conditions right?

Now is the time to plant brassicas (turnips, rape, kale, etc), peas, and spring grains for fall forage. Forage type oats are best at this time, so that they stay vegetative and do not go into the reproductive (grain formation) stage. If you plant a spring and fall grain together, you can have both a fall harvest and an early spring harvest. Find more details on field prep, seeding rates and soil moisture go here.

Information provided by Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program Team.