sorghum/Sudangrass, Summer Select™

 

- Please click on the following links for tech sheets regarding the different varieties of Sorghum x Sudangrass -

Green Sugar MS        Green Sugar TR        Evergrow BMR PPS        QuickDry BMR        Dense Tonnage BMR BD

 

Fertility

  • Please test your soil!
  • Under favorable conditions, apply 1 - 1.25 lbs of Nitrogen/day of planned growth should be available for ultimate growth, with little risk for nitrate poisoning
  • For example, for a planned 40 day harvest, 40 - 45 lbs of Nitrogen should be available throughout the growing season
  • Potassium levels should be maintained similar to that of cornIf soil pH is greater than 7.2, an application of Iron may be necessary to prevent Iron Chlorosis

Seeding

  • Soil Temperature of 60 degrees F and climbing
  • Average Seeds Per Pound 14,000 - 16,000
  • Planting Depth should be 1" to 1 W', depending on soil moisture Follow recommended seeding rates for your area:
  • Higher Moisture areas: 50 - 60 pounds per acre.
  • High Plains (lower moisture): 20 - 25 pounds per acre
  • Can be no-tilled into the stubble of winter and spring crops
  • Do not plant in soil with pH greater than 7.5 as Iron Chlorosis
     

Avoiding Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning

  • Do not harvest drought stricken plants within four days following a heavy rain
  • Do not apply Nitrogen prior to expected drought periods
  • If in doubt, cut at a higher stubble height as nitrates tend to accumulate in the lower stalk If high Prussic Acid are found, wait one month prior to feeding
  • Unlike excessive nitrates, prussic acid will escape from the plant over time