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Sweet As Forage Sorghum

Sweet As

Sorghum bicolor hybrid

Grazing, silage, green chop and stand over feed

Sweet x sweet forage sorghum hybrid

Features
  • Large seed size
  • Late maturing
  • High sugar content
Benefits
  • High grain to plant material ratio to give you high energy levels in silage
  • Large seed size for fast emergence and good seedling vigour
  • High sugar content for better palatability and even grazing in stand over feed situations
Seed Agronomy Table
Maturity Medium-late
Life Span 6-9 months
Leaf Type Broad
Seeding Rate - Dryland (kg/ha) 4-8
Seeding Rate - High Rainfall/Irrigation (kg/ha) 15-20
Hard Seed Level 1 = Least Hard 10 = Most Hard • Burr Burial Strength 1 = Very Weak 10 = Very Strong
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Strengths

  • High silage yields and quality

Limitations

  • Moderate prussic acid risk
  • Lower regrowth potential than sorghum x sudan hybrids

Plant Description
  • Vigorously-growing, erect, annuals with branched tillers reaching 2 to 3 metres in height.

  • Erect to 2 to 3 metres.

  • 4 - 6 centimetres wide.

  • Moderate oval shaped heads.

  • Large round.

  • Grazing, hay: Suitable for repeated, heavy grazing with excellent recovery between grazing. Suited to hay making because it tillers heavily and has finer stems than other sorghums. Lower prussic acid levels than other forage sorghums.

Rainfall

Grown on stored subsoil water. Requires 500 to 800 millimetre rainfall or irrigation. Poor tolerance of flooding.

Soils

Performs best on heavy clay soils because of their high water holding capacity. When sown on lighter soils productivity will be reduced unless adequately fertilised and good seasonal rainfall occurs.

Temperature

Sow when the soil temperature is above 16°C. Establishment.

Establishment
  • It is not recommended to sow with other grasses because of its quick growth and competitive nature.

  • When soil temperatures reaches 16°C.

Management
  • Graze once 1.5m tall. Lower regrowth potential than sorghum x sudans. void cutting height lower than 150mm.

  • Low.

  • None of significance.

  • None of significance.

  • Not recommended

Animal Production
  • Readily acceptable.

  • Moderate prussic acid risk. Do not graze when drought stressed or regrowth has been frosted.

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