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Piper Sudangrass

EXCELLENT FEED ENERGY POTENTIAL

  • Annual grass with finer stems and higher quality compared to sorghum-sudangrass and forage sorghum, but will yield less (3-5 tons/acre dry)
  • Coarser than Japanese millet
  • Grows 4’ to 7’ tall

Best Use: Hay, grazing, green chop, silage, or baleage.

Adaptation: Likes hot weather.

Management: Harvest 6” above ground for excellent regrowth potential. When harvested early (30”), sudangrass contains high levels of energy and protein. Quality and energy significantly reduced after heading. Manage potential for prussic acid and nitrate build-up.

Planting Date: Late-May – early July (soil at 62°F+)

Seeding: Drill 20-30 lbs/acre ¾”-½” deep or broadcast 25-35 lbs/acre. (Use high end of the rate for hay production.)

$58.00 $50.00 / 50lb Bag

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Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.

Additional information

Weight 51 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 5 × 38 in