Grain Sorghum – Open-Pollinated

Untreated Seed
  • Varying height, later maturing

$30.00 / 50lb Bag

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Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated
Max Italian Ryegrass15-2025-304-5227,000March-May, Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass20-2530-355-1018,000Mid May-Early July½ - 1 inchYes
Viking 150 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass
Piper Sudangrass
Japanese Millet25-3532-505-15145,000Late May-July½ - 1 inch
German Foxtail Millet
Proso Millet20-3030-455-1580,000Late May-July½ - 1 inch
Hybrid Grain Sorghum (Milo)
Winter Rye50-10012015025-7518,000Aug-Nov½ - ¾ inchNo
RootMax Annual Ryegrass
Annual Ryegrass15-2025-305-1018,000Mid May-Early July¼ - ½ inchYes
Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass
Winter Triticale30-10060-12015-4015,000Aug-Early Oct½ - 1 ½ inches

Best Use: Grain sorghum can be used for human food market (variety specific), livestock feed, forage for livestock, and food and bedding habitat for wildlife.

Adaptation: Wide range of adaptation. Early maturing varieties can produce viable crop in the upper Midwest.

Management: Requires nitrogen fertility (up to 150 lbs N per year). Manage potential for prussic acid & nitrate build-up.

Planting Date: Late May to early July (soil at 62°F+)

Seeding: Drill 5-15 lbs/acre ½” to 1½” deep. Use high end of rate for broadcasting.

 

Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.

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