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BMR Gene 6 Hybrid Sudan

The new Sudangrass hybrids are very aggressive, drought tolerant summer annuals.

Description

The new Sudangrass hybrids are very aggressive, drought tolerant summer annuals. They emerge quicker and have faster regrowth than sorghum sudan (SS). Finer stems can give superior quality with the same tonnage as SS.

Management

Sudangrass is easy to establish but does require 60°F soil temperatures (and rising). It can be grazed or cut for baleage or haylage with an optimum harvest height at 40". Sudangrass can be made for dry hay in the southern zones but it MUST be cut by 30" to achieve dry down. It responds well to applied fertility or manure. Timely cutting (45 days after planting and 30 days for subsequent cuts) is important as quality will decline as it reaches maturity.

Establishment

Seeding rates are 25-35 lb/acre. Seeding depth is 3/4" to 1" deep. It is best to get the seed into the moisture. If inter-seeding into existing hay or pasture stand, make sure the grass is cut short to achieve good establishment.

AS9301
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Description:

  • BMR Gene 6 & semi Brachytic Dwarf
  • Very leafy with fine stem
  • Excellent forage quality when harvested at 40"
  • Very good heat and drought tolerance
  • Very fast regrowth
  • Dry stalk (8-12% lower stalk moisture at harvest)
  • Equal yields to SS due to more leaves and more tillering
  • Highest quality, great for dairy TMR
Zones: 2,3,4,5,6
AS9302 Sudan Brachytic Dwarf
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Description:

  • New Sudan hybrid Brachytic Dwarf
  • More leaves and less stalk
  • Potential for dry hay (but don't let it get taller than 28" to 30" if dry baling)
  • Superior tillering
  • Rapid regrowth
Zones: 2,3,4,5,6
Hay King
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Description:

  • BMR Gene 12
  • Low lignin
  • Excellent quality
  • Not a dry stalk variety
  • Good yield
  • Great for dairy, heifer, dry cows
Zones: 2,3,4,5,6