HayKing II Hybrid Sudangrass Seed- BMR

Hi-Gest Hybrid Sudangrass

PERFORMANCEForage Technology Sheet PDF Download Button

  • Low-lignin content increases digestibility in livestock rations
  • Warm-season, summer annual with seasonal dry-matter tonnage equal to corn silage as silage, pasture or hay
  • Low-input requirements and an efficient user of nitrogen and water, with few weed or pest concerns
  • Superior forage quality versus BMR hybrid sorghum x sudangrass with reduced prussic acid

 

MANAGEMENT

  • Adapted to all areas of the U.S. where hybrid sorghum x sudangrass or hybrid sudangrass is normally grown
  • Plant after danger of frost and soil temperatures exceed 65°
  • Fine stems, leafy and aggressive tillering after harvest. Leave a 3 to 4” stubble
  • Follow all sorghum feeding precautions

 

APPEARANCE AT HARVEST MATURITY

  • A fast-growing hybrid with very fine stems, aggressive tillering and a mass of leaves with the characteristic brown mid-rib coloring. Usually chest-high before head extension

 

SEEDING RATE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Approximately 32,000 seeds per pound
  • For the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast, use 30 to 60+ pounds per acre in 6” to 18” rows
  • For the Great Plains dryland, seed 15 to 30+ pounds per acre in 6” to 18” rows. When irrigated increase to 30 to 60+ pounds in 6” to 18” rows
  • For Intermountain West irrigated, seed 40 to 60+ pounds per acre in 6” to 18” rows
  • For Southwest irrigated, seed 50 to 100+ pounds per acre in 6” to 18” rows

 

Hi-Gest Sudangrass Management Guide

To learn more about how to manage Hi-Gest® Sudangrass, download our Hi-Gest Sudangrass Crop Overview and Forage Production Guide.

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