SUPER SUGAR SORGHUM SUDANGRASS SEED 50 LB

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Super Sugar is a high yielding conventional forage grass best used for hay, grazing, greenchop, or cover crop. Thin sweet stems make it highly palatable with stem sugar ranging from 12-16%. Planting higher populations will result in finer stems, finer stems dry quicker producing higher quality hay. The improved drought tolerant genetics allow Super Sugar to yield even under dry conditions. Recovery following a drought is excellent, but always test the forage for prussic acid prior to feeding to any animal. Yield trial results are below.

Additional Characteristics:
  • Excellent double crop option low inputs
  • Good late season cover crop 
  • Anthracnose & Downy mildew resistant
  • Water requirement - very low
  • Early season vigor - excellent
  • First cutting in 50-55 days
  • Second cutting in 25-30 days
  • Harvest at 40-50 inches or when crop is in the boot stage


Seeding Rates:
  • Seeds per pound:  19,000 - 21,000

 

Rate (lbs.)

Dryland

Irrigated

Drilled

20-35

35-75

Broadcast

25-40

50-80

2012 Summer Annual Forage Trial (Tifton, Georgia) 

  • Planted April 25, 2012
  • First Cutting 10,511 lbs/acre harvest date June 28, 2012
  • Second Cutting 9,578 lbs/acre harvest date September 20, 2012
  • 2 year average for two cuttings 26,119 lbs/acre


2012 Dryland Forage & Sweet Sorghum Variety Performance Trial  (Fort Collins, Colorado)

  • Hybrid: Super Sugar
  • Yield: 11.55 Tons/Acre
  • Stem Sugar: 17.2%
  • Height at Harvest: 46 inches
  • Planting Date: 6/1/12
  • Harvest Date: 9/5/12
  • Fertilizer: 40 lb/ac
  • Soil: Fort Collins loam