View Full Version : Drought resistant annuals

08-15-2007, 12:38 PM
So... with all the talk of drought this year, and everyone being so dry, has it changed anyones game plan as to what they are going to plant? Our annual rainfall is in the 22" range so I know you can't dryland farm in a desert, but do any of you guys have an alternate game plan for those years when it seems mother nature doesn't want to give you the moisture you need? Any fall annual plots that do better when it is dry? I've been thinking about it some lately and was curious about others take on it.

08-15-2007, 01:17 PM
It has been my experience that milo, regardless of how dry it gets, (and it has been dry the past few summers), it always seems to form a seed head. Some years are smaller than others, but it always produces (at least it has for me).

08-15-2007, 03:00 PM
True, it is hardy, and creates cover as well as food. Makes a nice visual barrier as well against a road or something.

08-15-2007, 04:28 PM
In reference to your question concerning fall crops that are drought resistant winter wheat may be a viable choice.