Sudangrass X Sorghum
- Rapid early growth as a summer crop.
- Produces high yields of good quality feed in a short time.
- Quick growth between planting and first grazing (35-45 days).
- Quick recovery after grazing or cutting.
- Has fine stems and a high leaf-to-stem ratio.
- High sugar content, excellent palatability and good feed value.
- Can be grazed, or conserve as silage or hay.
- Delayed flowering makes summer management of feed easier.
- Is a large seed which can germinate and establish under dry soil conditions when drilled into the moisture zone.
- For best results drill into a fine, moist seedbed at 3-5 cm depth.
- Soil temperature at a depth of 5 cm needs to be at least 17ºC and increasing.
- Grown in warm, growing environments only.
- Reasonable weed control is essential for good establishment.
- Broadcast sowing is not recommended.
- Need to monitor nitrate and prussic acid levels if in crops have been drought stressed or frosted.
Management and Sowing
• Plant at 25-45 kg/ha higher rates crop will have thinner stems and higher yield potential.
• Breakfeed or cut at 35-45 days after planting when the crop is at least 1 m high. Leave a residual of 15 cm for maximum regrowth.
• Re-cut or graze after 4-5 weeks - when the crop is at least 0.8 m and less than 1.2m tall.