Forage Extension Program
Forage Extension Program



Forage Timely Tips for May

  • Make plans to attend the KFGC's Forage Tours.

  • Continue hay harvests.  Minimize storage losses by storing hay under cover.

  • Clip pastures for weeds and seedheads as needed.

  • Slow rotation allowing for a longer recovery period.

  • Use portable fencing to decrease paddock size and increase paddock number.

  • Do NOT graze below the minimum desired residual height.

  • When present, johnsongrass can provide high quality summer forage when managed.

  • Crabgrass, a warm-season annual grass, can provide high quality summer grazing.  Is an annual grass highly preferred by livestock.  If desired, remember crabgrass needs some annual soil disturbance to keep coming back.

  • Begin grazing native warm-season grasses.  Start at 18-20" and stop at 8-10 inches.

  • Begin grazing introduced warm-season grasses.


Contact Information

1100 Nicholasville Rd. N-222 Ag Science Bldg North Lexington, KY 40546-0091