Grain Sorghum – Open-Pollinated

  • 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: Excellent attractant and food source for deer, game birds, and other wildlife. Great bedding cover.

Adaptation: Cool temperatures limit feed grain production for livestock in the Upper Midwest. Prefers slightly warmer temps than corn.

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 ?? to 1?? 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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