Which culture to sow as a second crop?There are several criteria for the selection of culture for second cropping:
- Purpose - cultivation for the production of grain, silage, green fodder, sideration (green manure), a honey grazing. Cultures that can be grown are corn, sorghum, forage kale, underground kohlrabi, sweet corn, snap bean, southern peas, melons, fodder beet, forage mallow, oilseed radish, rapeseed, soybeans, Sudan grass, millet, buckwheat, phacelia, carrot.
- Resistance - endurance on high summer temperatures and less available quantity of water during the hottest part of the year. Among the most resistant are counted sorghum, Sudan grass, forage mallow and millet.
- Short vegetation - no longer than 90 days.
- Seed price - important criteria, especially in second crops used for green manure (sideration). The seed for second cropping is often not purchased, is used seed from "domestic production", ie mercantile seed, which results in lower yields.