EXCELLENT FEED ENERGY POTENTIAL
- Piper sudangrass seed for sale
- Annual grass with finer stems and higher quality compared to sorghum-sudangrass and forage sorghum, but will yield less (3-5 tons/acre dry)
- Coarser than Japanese millet
- Grows 4’ to 7’ tall
Best Use: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage.
Adaptation: Likes hot weather.
Management: Harvest 6” above ground for excellent regrowth potential. When harvested early (30”), sudangrass contains high levels of energy and protein. Quality and energy significantly reduced after heading. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up.
Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil at 62°F+)
Seeding: Drill 20-30 lbs/acre ¾”-½” deep or broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Use high end of the rate for hay production.)
$68.00 / 50lb Bag
|Species Name||Drilled||Broadcast/Aerial||In Mix||Approx. Seeds/lb||Seeding Date Range||Seeding Depth||Winter Kill|
|Max Italian Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||4-5||227,000||March-May, Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass||20-25||30-35||5-10||18,000||Mid May-Early July||½ - 1 inch||Yes|
|Viking 150 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass|
|Japanese Millet||25-35||32-50||5-15||145,000||Late May-July||½ - 1 inch|
|German Foxtail Millet|
|Proso Millet||20-30||30-45||5-15||80,000||Late May-July||½ - 1 inch|
|Hybrid Grain Sorghum (Milo)|
|Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated|
|Winter Rye||50-100||120150||25-75||18,000||Aug-Nov||½ - ¾ inch||No|
|RootMax Annual Ryegrass|
|Annual Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||5-10||18,000||Mid May-Early July||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass|
|Winter Triticale||30-100||60-120||15-40||15,000||Aug-Early Oct||½ - 1 ½ inches|
Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.