ANNUAL WINTER FORAGE
The planting window is very forgiving, with a wide opportunity from August to November. Winter hardiness is superb, and spring growth is early and quick. There are various ways to get winter annual on your field. If your goal is simply cover and soil health, it can be flown or broadcasted over corn or soybeans. It can also be drilled after soybean harvest or silage harvest.
If you have corn silage chopped off your field, cover it with rye, forage winter wheat, or triticale. This can provide an additional forage crop to be harvested in late May, and you can still get back in with a cash crop.