Featured Forage Publication: Crabgrass (AGR-232)

Crabgrass possesses significant potential for supplying high quality summer forage although it is considered a weed by many. A primary advantage of crabgrass is that it is well adapted to Kentucky and occurs naturally in most summer pastures, especially those that have been overgrazed. It is also highly palatable and a prolific re-seeder. Planting an improved variety of crabgrass is recommended because the production of naturally-occurring ecotypes varies greatly. Crabgrass is best utilized by grazing. Remember that the advantage of crabgrass as a natural reseeding annual can also be a disadvantage. Don’t plant crabgrass anywhere that you may not want it in the future. It can be a weed! Read the full publication here.