Forage sorghums are often combined with corn for
silage production on lighter soils. The seed is usually mixed
with seed corn
at the planter box at a rate of 2.5 lbs per acre. The tall
plant height (7-9+ feet) has high forage yield potential, especially
in drought conditions.
- Produce best in hot summer conditions,
need hot summer temperatures to reach optimum yields.
- Best suited for well drained,
- One cut system
PRECAUTIONS need to be taken against prussic
acid poisoning when harvested too early after a frost.
If harvested after
put in silo, bag or bunker, allow two weeks before feeding
to lower prussic acid levels in feed.
Sterile (no seed head) plant with very good seedling vigor,
high stalk sugars, tremendous tillering capacity; only
a one cut system.
Disclaimer: These are general guide and
descriptions about these forages and grasses. Performance could
be different in different growing regions. Kussmaul Seed Co.
makes no guarantees that everyone will see the same results.