Piper Sudangrass

Untreated Seed
  • Long-established and proven variety
  • Non-BMR
  • Ready to harvest in 45 days

$68.00 / 50lb Bag

Piper Sudangrass
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Piper Sudangrass
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
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)
Grain Sorghum - Open-Pollinated
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


An annual grass with finer stems and higher quality compared to sorghum-sudangrass hybrids & forage sorghums. Sudangrass is coarser than Japanese millet and grows 4’ to 7’ tall.

Best Uses: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage. Use multi-cut system or managed grazing for best quality.

Adaptation: Likes hot weather.

Management: Harvest 6” above ground for best regrowth. 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 ½-¾” deep or Broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Higher seeding rates result in finer stems for improved hay drydown.)

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