Viking 150 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass

Untreated Seed - Delayed maturity type
  • Delayed maturity compared with Viking 100
  • Heads about 20-30 days later than conventional sorghum sudan hybrids, widening the window for high-quality vegetative harvest
  • Ideal for very high yield, single-cut harvest, saving time and trips across the field
  • Higher protein and digestibility than other conventional sorghum sudan hybrids

$42.00 / 50lb Bag

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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.

Management

  • 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.

Additional information

Weight 51 lbs