Sorghum-Sudan Hybrid (Special Effort)

Special Effort Sorghum-Sudan Hybrid is very versatile and can be used for pasture, hay or silage.

Many farmers in Wisconsin are having good luck using Sorghum - Sudan Hybrids as a nurse crop for alfalfa.

Do not use for horse hay or pasture.

An emergency crop that can be used for pasture, hay or silage. As a hay crop 15-ton yields are not uncommon. Plant after corn planting time as it is a warm season plant. When using it for hay, use a crimper to help dry the hay. To avoid prussic acid poisoning, do not pasture Sorghum-Sudan until it is about knee high and do not graze the new growth that may grow out, after a hard frost. Sorghum-Sudan is atrazine tolerant.

Characteristics
Sorghum-Sudans are not recommended for horses, either in the pasture or their hay.

Establishment
**Plant when soil temperature reaches 60 degrees farenheit. (In the midwest this would generally be the end of May or in June.)

Plant 1/2"-1" depth. Plant 10 to 20 Ibs. per acre in rows or 25 to 35 Ibs. per acre drilled or broadcast.

Management
All Sorghum Sudans can cause Prussic Acid and Nitrate poisoning in livestock.

Be sure to test your sorghum sudan products prior to grazing or cutting for prussic acid and nitrate poisoning.

Prussic acid often occurs when plants are green, succulent forages as opposed to dried and baled. If there is a high level of prussic acid, cut and cure the crop before baling, as the prussic acid will turn to a gas and leave the plant.

If grazing or feeding, delay releasing animals to feed until plants are 20" tall. **PRUSSIC ACID LEVELS WILL RISE AFTER A FROST OR FREEZING. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO REMOVE ANIMALS FROM PASTURE FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS TO ALLOW PRUSSIC ACID LEVELS TO DROP TO A SAFE LEVEL.

Nitrate poisoning DOES NOT LEAVE THE PLANT and should be dealt with differently than Prussic Acid poisoning. If the Nitrate level is high, delay cutting or grazing the crop. Cut crops in the afternoon instead of the morning, allow for several sunny days of clear weather before cutting and raise your cutting bar. Do not apply nitrogen fertilizer if your levels are up or too high. Crops with high nitrogen can be used to make ensilage with a relatively good margin of safety.

Product Type: Sorghums, Sorghum-Sudan, & Sudangrass

Producer: (None)

Treated: No

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Price
50lb. bag $40.00


Planting Rates
Stand alone25-30
Rates are lbs. per acre




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