Organic Sudan Grass

Organic & Conventional Forages

Black Hawk 12 Organic BMR Sorghum Sudangrass

  • Excellent forage during the heat of summer, when other forage grasses are less productive
  • For finer stems, better palatability and faster drying, plant 30 to 50 pounds per acre
  • Primary uses are for pasture and hay; secondary use is for green-chop
  • Best to cut at 35" to 42", leaving 6" to 10" of stubble, to promote better regrowth
  • Lower lignin content increases intake by animals
  • To avoid prussic acid poisoning, allow young plants to grow taller than 24" before pasturing, and avoid pasturing for 10 days after frost
  • Greatest tons per acre of 34 varieties in 2009 Texas A & M hay trials

Nighthawk 6 CNV Sorghum Sudangrass

  • New generation of BMR 6 (brown mid-rib)
  • Excellent digestibility and palatability
  • Works well for grazing or multi-cut programs
  • Excellent feed source because of its heat and drought tolerance
  • Technical Information

Pheasant 6 Organic Sudangrass Hybrid

  • Excellent variety for rotational grazing and hay
  • "Dry Stalk" helps dry-down, and results in higher quality hay
  • Excellent palatability
  • Maturity is 55 to 60 days to boot stage
  • Good overall disease package

Bobwhite 6 BMR Forage Sorghum

  • Early maturity, 80-85 days
  • Grain is mostly sterile, enabling sugar content to be higher
  • Better digestibility equals increased feeding efficiency
  • To avoid prussic acid poisoning, allow young plants to grow taller than 24" before pasturing; avoid pasturing for 10 days after frost

Planting Sorghum Sudangrasses

Sorghum sudangrass is a warm season crop, and generally should not be planted before June 1. Plant 1"-2" deep in moist soil, with good seed contact. For seeding rates refer to the chart under "Calculating Seed Needs".

*CNV indicates Non-GMO seed produced using conventional methods. Not treated with with materials prohibited by the NOP rules.