Transition Zone

The transition zone is where the summers are too hot and humid for most cool season grasses, and winters too cold for warm season grasses. BarOBarOptima PLUS E34 and Barkant turnips can help extend the foraging season in the transition zone.ptima PLUS E34® is the safe, sustainable and profitable grass base choice.

Warm season grasses such as Moxie teff or Mojo crabgrass can be sown in late spring to prepare for the summer cool season grass growth shortfall. High energy forage such as Barsica rape or T-Raptor hybrid rape can also be sown to fill the gaps from summer slump in cool season grass growth.

Barkant turnips can be sown in late summer to fill the forage gap when cool season grasses shut down due to low temperatures in late fall. Barkant turnips produce a large tankard bulb; 75% of it is below ground and stores well for late fall and winter grazing. T-Raptor hybrid rape forms a smaller bulb for winter but provides multiple grazing from the above ground foliage earlier in the fall. Green Spirit ryegrass can be sown in the spring for high yields of high quality forage during the cool growing season.