Forages are an essential part of Kansas’ agricultural landscape. There is a tremendous amount of diversity in the kind of forages we produce, ranging from warm-season and cool-season, or from permanent plantings such as brome pasture, annuals such as cover crops, or even crop residues grazed after harvest.

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Forage Facts Notebook

Smooth bromegrass is a long-lived perennial, sod-forming grass that grows best during months with cool weather, primarily March through June and September through November. It becomes semidormant during the hot, dry summer months. Most production occurs during the spring growth period, generally peaking in May through early June. The amount of fall growth depends on available moisture. Mature plants are 18 to 48 inches tall with erect leafy stems.

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KSRE Forage Publications

Our extension officers across the state are dedicated to providing the best research and data to support forage production efforts throughout the Midwest.

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