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   Nutri+BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass

A highly productive annual forage with the brown mid-rib trait that, when expressed in a plant, relates to lower lignin and higher digestibility. The BMR trait results in greater animal performance than traditional sorghum-sudangrasses.

Physical Characteristics: 5 to 7 foot tall warm season annual sorghum-Sudangrass with distinctive brown mid-rib in the leaf and other plant parts. Brown mid-rib trait relates to lower lignin in plant, which indicates higher digestibility.

Growth Characteristics: Fast early growth with warm soil temperatures and rapid regrowth when clipped or grazed to 6 inches.

Maturity: Medium maturity, ready to cut or graze in approximately 45 days with potential of 4 cuttings.

Disease Tolerance: Diseases are not normally a problem.

Insect Tolerance: Susceptible to armyworms.

Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant.

Planting Requirements: When soil temperatures reach 65° to 70° Fahrenheit, plant in a well-prepared seedbed no deeper than 0.5 to 1 inch.

Seeding Requirements: Drill 30 to 50 lbs./acre or broadcast 50 lbs.+/acre. Higher seeding rates will result in finer stems.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements: Soil suited for corn or soybeans is suited for Sudans and sorghum-sudangrasses. Fertilize as you would for a 150 to 200 bu. corn crop splitting nitrogen applications between cuttings to stimulate regrowth.

Harvesting Tips: For best results when grazing, make three to four plantings 10 to 14 days apart, and rotationally graze to keep forage at maximum quality. Start grazing at 24 inches, leaving 6 inches to stimulate faster regrowth. Cut for hay at 30 inches, leaving 6 inches. Use a hay conditioner for faster drying.

A highly productive annual forage with the brown mid-rib trait that, when expressed in a plant, relates to lower lignin and higher digestibility. The BMR trait results in greater animal performance than traditional sorghum-sudangrasses.: 5 to 7 foot tall warm season annual sorghum-Sudangrass with distinctive brown mid-rib in the leaf and other plant parts. Brown mid-rib trait relates to lower lignin in plant, which indicates higher digestibility. : Fast early growth with warm soil temperatures and rapid regrowth when clipped or grazed to 6 inches. Medium maturity, ready to cut or graze in approximately 45 days with potential of 4 cuttings. : Diseases are not normally a problem. : Susceptible to armyworms. : Very drought tolerant. : When soil temperatures reach 65° to 70° Fahrenheit, plant in a well-prepared seedbed no deeper than 0.5 to 1 inch. : Drill 30 to 50 lbs./acre or broadcast 50 lbs.+/acre. Higher seeding rates will result in finer stems. Soil suited for corn or soybeans is suited for Sudans and sorghum-sudangrasses. Fertilize as you would for a 150 to 200 bu. corn crop splitting nitrogen applications between cuttings to stimulate regrowth. : For best results when grazing, make three to four plantings 10 to 14 days apart, and rotationally graze to keep forage at maximum quality. Start grazing at 24 inches, leaving 6 inches to stimulate faster regrowth. Cut for hay at 30 inches, leaving 6 inches. Use a hay conditioner for faster drying.

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   Red+Top Plus BMR

Amale sterile Sorghum X Sweet Sorghum also known as Cane Forage Sorghum.

Physical Characteristics: 6 to 9 feet tall plant with the distinctive brown mid-rib trait, which relates to lower lignin in the plant that correlates to higher digestibility.

Growth Characteristics: Has little or no grain set, which keeps more nutrients in the stalk and avoids volunteer seed the following year. Very high forage quality and probably the best BMR for grazing. Standability is excellent.

Maturity: Medium maturity, ready to graze at 24 to 30 inches, slightly less regrowth capabilities than other BMRs.

Disease Tolerance: Tolerance to powdery mildew.

Insect Tolerance: Insects are seldom a problem with the exception of armyworms.

Drought Tolerance: Very good drought tolerance.

Planting Requirements: Soil temperature needs to be a minimum of 65° before planting in a well-prepared seedbed no deeper than 1 inch.

Seeding Requirements: 30-inch rows plant 5-7 lbs., drill 15-20 lbs. or broadcast 20-50 lbs/acre.

Soil & Nutrient Requirements: Soil suited for corn or soybeans is suited for sudangrass and sorghum-sudangrasses. Fertilize as you would for a 150 to 200 bu. corn crop, splitting nitrogen applications between each cutting to stimulate regrowth.

Harvesting Tips: When harvesting for silage, chop at late dough stage. When harvesting for hay, cut at early boot or late flag leaf stage.

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   Forage Master 120 Hybrid Sudangrass


The best choice for hay or pasture during dry periods when abundant forage is needed. This early maturing Sudangrass exhibits fast growth and regrowth with less danger of prussic acid poisoning than with sorghum-Sudans.

Physical Characteristics: An annual warm season grass with an erect growth habit. A very leafy, fine-stemmed hybrid Sudangrass that grows to a mature height of 5 to 7 feet.

Growth Characteristics: Fast emerging with fast regrowth after harvest.

Maturity: Early maturing and ready for harvest about 40 days after planting and again every 35 days under proper conditions.

Disease Tolerance: Leaf blight resistance.

Insect Tolerance: Susceptible to fall armyworms.

Drought Tolerance: Excellent.

Planting Requirements: Plant when soil temperature reaches 70° F, 0.5 to 1 inch deep in a well prepared seedbed for best results.

Seeding Requirements: Seeds are drilled at 20 to 30 lbs./acre or broadcast at 30 to 45 lbs./acre. The heavier the seeding rate, the finer the stem.
 
Soil and Nutrient Requirements: Deep fertile soils are necessary for top production. Apply phosphorous and potassium at the same rate you would to grow 150 to 200 bu. corn. Apply 50 lbs. of nitrogen along with phosphorus and potassium. Add an additional 50 lbs. of nitrogen after each cutting to stimulate regrowth.
 
Harvesting Tips: Rotational grazing is recommended and the best method is to make three or four plantings 10 to 14 days apart and rotate cattle as forage matures to maintain quality. Start grazing when forage is 20 inches tall and leave 6 inches before rotating. Clip grazed forage to 6 inches to provide uniform, fast regrowth.

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   Brachytic Dwarf BMR Sorghum Sudangrass

The Brachytic Dwarf Gene reduces plant height by shortening the length between the internodes to increase standability of the plant without affecting other agronomic plant characteristics, such as leaf number, leaf size maturity or yield. With the Brown Midrib trait lignin concentration is significantly reduced increasing the nutritive value of the forage. 

Physical Characteristics:  A Brachytic Dwarf warm season annual sorghun sudangrass. Plant color is purple with a brown midrib.

Growth Characteristics:   Dwarf growth habit with good early seedling vigor and excellent recovery after harvest.

Maturity:  70 days to boot stage

Disease Tolerance:   Diseases are generally not a serious management concern for sorghum sudangrasses, however seedling diseases become more problematic when planting in cool and wet soil conditions.

Insect Tolerance:   Insects are generally not a serious management issue for sorghum sudangrasses.

Drought Tolerance:  Extremely heat and drought tolerant

Planting Requirements:   Plant in a well prepared seedbed to ensure seed to soil contact. Plant when soil temperatures are at least 65 degrees or warmer at a depth of 1 to 1.5 inches.

Seeding Requirements:   Drill 25 lbs. per acre. Higher seeding rates will result in finer stems.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:  Soil suited for corn and soybeans is suitable for sorghum sudangrass. Fertilize as you would for a 150 to 200 bushel corn crop splitting nitrogen applications between cuttings. Apply only 60 lbs. of nitrogen at preplant and 50 lbs. of nitrogen after cutting. Applying all the nitrogen upfront could lead to lodging.

Harvesting Tips:  Brachytic Dwarf sorghum sudangrass should be harvested when the crop has reached the flag leaf stage. Due to the compressed internode lengths of the brachytic dwarf forages
cutting height can be lowered to 2 inches.


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   Brachytic Dwarf BMR Forage Sorghum

The Brachytic Dwarf gene reduces plant height by shortening the length between the internodes to increase standability of the plant without affecting other agronomic plant characteristics, such as leaf number, leaf size, maturity or yield. With the Brown Midrib trait lignin concentration is significntly reduced increasing the nutritive value of the plant.

Physical Characteristics:   A Brachytic Dwarf warm season annual, compact and leafy forage sorghum. Red plant color with a brown midrib.

Growth Characteristics:   Upright growing with good early vigor, fair recovery after cutting and excellent uniformity and standability.

Maturity:   110 days to soft dough stage

Disease Tolerance:   Diseases are generally not a serious management concern for forage sorghums. Seedling diseases are more problematic if planted in cool and wet soil conditions

Insect Tolerance:   Insects are gererally not a serious management issue in forage sorghums, however numerous insect pests can occasionly become problematic, such as wireworms, cutworms, different aphid species, sorghum midge, chinch bugs, spider mites, armyworms and corn earworms. Approved seed treatment insecticdes can provide protection from early season pests.

Drought Tolerance:   Excellent dought tolerance

Planting Requirements:   Soil temeratures need to be a minimum of 65 degrees and a well prepared seed bed is essential for forage sorghum production.

Seeding Requirements:   In rows plant 5 to 7 lbs. per acre, 7 to 12 lbs. per acre broadcast.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:    Soil testing prior to seeding is essential to determine soil needs for adequate forage sorghum production. Apply 60 lbs. of Nitrogen at preplant, any heavier application could induce lodging. Later applications of nitrogen are needed for maximum production. Phosphorous and potassium requirements will be slightly lower than corn. Optimum pH for forage sorghum is 6.0 to 7.0.

Harvesting Tips:   Harvest forage sorghum for silage when the grain has attained the late milk to early soft dough stage of deveolpment.


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