Soiling Crops In California

What are the dates for planting crops to be used for soiling in your


We are using Indian corn and sorghums of various kinds for soiling to a

certain extent. There is also some cutting and carrying of alfalfa,

although most of the alfalfa is pastured. Dates of planting depend upon

the frost-free period; sometimes beginning in April, and successive

planting for later growth as water may be available for irrigation.

There are places where one can see standing corn and sorghum untouched

by frost as late as December 1. In other locations the growth of these

plants have to be made between May and September. We have also

winter-soiling practiced to a small extent in this State and for that

purpose rye and barley sown at the beginning of the rainy season are

used to some extent.

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