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