Sorghum - Barsweet

Forage

  • Suitable for grazing and hay making
  • Excellent for silage
  • Leafy with excellent palatability
  • Excellent standover feed for late grazing
    • Sweet sorghum x sweet sorghum hybrid
    • Suitable for grazing and hay making
    • Excellent for silage
    • Leafy with excellent palatability
    • Excellent standover feed for late grazing into autumn and winter
    • Late flowering reduces ergot risk
    • Can be grazed al summer

     

    • Genetic Type: Sweet Sorghum by Sweet Sorghum
    • Planting Time: Spring to Summer
    • Soil Temp. at planting: 16 C and rising
    • Planting Rate (kg/ha):

           Marginal Dryland: 4 to 7
           Good Dryland: 8 to 12

    • Irrigation: 15 to 25
    • Early Grazing: Very Good
    • Stand Over: Excellent
    • Hay Making: Good
    • Green Chop: Excellent
    • Silage – Pit: Excellent
    • Silage – Plastic Wrap: Excellent

     

    General Comments

    • Best planting time when soil temperatures rises above 16°C
    • Planting dept: 20 – 40mm
    • Roll the area after seeding/planting – this ensures good seed and soil contact
    • Fertilize according to soil analysis
    • First graze/cut when plants reaches a height of 750 – 1000mm
    • Graze down to a height no less than 200-250mm
    • Take Prussic acid precautions when forage sorghums is grazed
    • Forage sorghum is not suitable for horses
    Specifications
    Annual Summer Grass

    Cool-season grasses produce ample forage in the spring and fall, but high temperatures and short-term drought stress often limit growth during the summer months. Therefore, there is a need for additional grazing, hay or green-chop during midsummer