Sweet Forever Sorghum Sudan

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Grasses

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The dense rooting system associated with this species, can really aid in breaking up and penetrating compacted soils. Nematode suppression…

The dense rooting system associated with this species, can really aid in breaking up and penetrating compacted soils. Nematode suppression is achieved because this species is a poor host for many nematodes and nematicidal chemical compounds are excreted by the plant through its roots. Mowing when the plants are 3-4 ft tall has been shown to stimulate root growth to expand 5-8 times as dense and penetrate twice as deep. Sorgoleone is powerful root exudate released by the plant, which even in low concentrations has proven to be more effective than commercial herbicides in weed control. This chemical can be released just five days after germination but is greatly released when chemically killed, with the effects lasting for weeks. Under ideal conditions, forage can be harvested within 60 days after planting. If you leave 6-8″ of growth from the first harvest then you could expect a second cutting 30 days later. There are sterile cultivars available to eliminate weed risk potential.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
PPS
Seeds/lb
18000
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Deep Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
32
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
8 - 11

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Excellent
Palatibility
Excellent
Hay Harvest
Very Good
Regrowth
Very Good
Deep Compaction
Excellent
Surface Compaction
Very Good
Weed Suppression
Excellent
Crimp Kill
Difficult

Planting

Plant Depth
1/2 - 1 1/2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
62
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
15-30
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
35-50

Tolerance

Heat
Excellent
Drought
Excellent
Shade
Poor
Wet Soil
Fair
Low Fertility
Fair
Low pH Soil
Good
High pH Salinty
Good
High pH Calcareous
Poor