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Viking 401 BMR Male Sterile Forage Sorghum

Untreated Seed - AKA Blue River Grouse 6
  • Medium maturity, sterile, hybrid forage sorghums with the BMR 6 trait
  • 7 to 8 feet tall with stalks and leaves similar in size to corn; will head out but not produce seed
  • Sweet sorgo type that can reach 18- 21% soluble sugar content at early heading stage
  • Yields from 18-25 tons at 65% DM
  • Reduced lignin trait (BMR) can equal the quality of corn silage
  • Adapted for a single harvest
  • Non-host of corn rootworms
  • Available as Viking 401 and Blue River Grouse 6 (identical genetics)

Best Use: Silage, may make baleage if seeded at high rates
Adaptation: Does well on dryland or irrigated fields but requires one-third less water than corn.
Management: Isolate from other sorghums by one mile to protect sterility and prevent seed formation. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate buildup. Harvest in the heading stage at 80-85 days for highest sugar content. Will reach boot stage at 70-75 days.
Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil 62°F+)
Seeding: Seed 8-10 lbs/acre in 30” rows, ½”-1” deep. (For hay, plant at higher rate).

$90.00 / 50lb Bag

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