Annual summer crops, preceded or followed by herbicides, sometimes with cultivation, will provide shade and competition to eliminate the residual tall fescue and provide income during the killing process. Options include corn (Zea mays L.) grown for grain or silage, soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], rapeseed or canola (Brassica spp.), grain sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], annual summer forages [sorghum´ sudangrass hybrids or sudangrass [S. bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. drummondii (Steud.) de Wet ex Davidse], and pearlmillet [Pennisetum americanum (L.) R. Br.]. A cereal small-grain crop seeded at a high rate may also be used during the next cool season, or a perennial forage crop, such as alfalfa (Medicago spp.) grown several years may be used.

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