Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass
HIGH PROTEIN & PALATABLE
- Thin-stemmed type, highly palatable hybrid
- Early maturing, multi-cut hybrid; first cut at 40-50 days
- Excellent tillering and stay-green characteristics
- High leaf-to-stem ratio
- Makes an excellent cover crop; produces large amounts of biomass that can be incorporated as organic matter, excellent weed suppression
- Can be used for food plot screening or cover; will grow 8’ tall if left uncut and keeps standing well
$38.00 / 50lb Bag
|Species Name||Drilled||Broadcast/Aerial||In Mix||Approx. Seeds/lb||Seeding Date Range||Seeding Depth||Winter Kill|
|Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass||20-25||30-35||5-10||18,000||Mid-May- Early July||½ - 1 inch||YES|
|Winter Rye||50-100||120-150||25-75||18,000||Aug-Nov||½- ¾ inch||NO|
|72-96||120-144||48-64||14,300||Mar-May, Aug-Sept||½- ¾ inch||YES|
|Cover Crop Brand Oats||80-96||128-144||48-64||16,000||Mar-May, Aug-Sept||½- ¾ inch||YES|
|Max Italian Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||4-5||227,000||Mar-May, Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||YES|
|Annual Ryegrass||15-20||25-30||4-5||227,000||Mar-May, Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||YES|
|Buckwheat||50-100||NA||15-25||15,000||May-Aug||½ - 1½ inch||YES|
A hybrid cross between forage sorghum and sudangrass; intermediate in size and yield. Fast-growing, highly productive, multi-cut, warm-season annual grass bred to maximize summer forage. Most hybrids can grow 8′ tall if left uncut. Protein can reach 14% but has less energy than corn silage, because it lacks grain.
Best Use: Best suited for grazing, green chop, baleage, or silage.
Adaptation: Good soils, but is drought tolerant. Likes hot weather. All hybrids we sell are resistant to downy mildew and anthracnose.
- Usually harvested 45-55 days after seeding or when 40 inches tall, whichever comes first.
- Cut 6” above ground for best regrowth. Larger stems make drying for hay more difficult than with sudangrass.
- High planting rates produce finer stems which dry better with increased quality.
- Manage risk for prussic acid and nitrate concentrations during drought or following frost.
- Protein will decline as harvest is delayed. If planning to cut only once, energy will increase upon heading due to continued sugar formation in the sorghum stalks and leaves, and carbohydrate deposition in the developing grains.
Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil temps 62°F+)
Seeding: 20-40 lbs/acre drilled, 25- 45 lbs/acre broadcast. Use high end of the rate for finer stems and faster drydown. Plant ¾”-1½” deep.
Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.