Carefully evaluate your forage management and species choices. Warm season grasses for summer production should be considered.
In 2018 in Lexington, growing season temperatures were above the 30 year average for every month from May to October. In 2019, growing season temperatures were above the 30 year average for every month from April to October. Tall Fescue is the best adapted cool season grass for Kentucky, proven from 20 years of forage variety trials. New novel tall fescue varieties are now commercially available and do quite well. Learn more about novel tall fescues at the Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop in Lexington on March 19th 2020. Find more details on our website.