Viking 510 BMR Sudangrass
Brown midrib (BMR gene 6)
Much higher quality forage compared to Piper sudangrass
Ready to harvest in 45 to 55 days
Reaches boot stage in about 60 days
Improved overall disease resistance
Very heat and drought stress tolerant
Crude Protein Lignin RFQ Milk/ton Dry Matter % % lbs tons/acre @35% Viking 510 BMR Sudangrass 8.8 4.3 101 2364 19.7 Piper Sudangrass 7.9 6.4 63 1822 18.4 4 location average 2018-2020
$85.00 / 50lb Bag
Adaptation & Use: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage.
Harvest & Management: Usually harvested 45 to 55 days after emergence. For the best quality and yield under a multi-cut program, harvest at 40 days or 40? of growth, which ever comes first. Protein will decline as harvest is delayed. Energy will increase upon heading due to continued sugar formation in the stalks and leaves, and carbohydrate deposition in the developing grain. Pay careful attention to the cutting height. For re-growth, 2 nodes or 4 inches of stubble is optimal. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up.
Planting Date: Mid-May ? early July (soil temps 62?+)
Seeding: Drill 20-30 lbs/acre 1/2 to 3/4 inches deep or broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Use high end of the rate for hay production.)
Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.