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Legume
Legume Seed | Alfalfa | Alsike Clover | Birdsfoot Trefoil | Crownvetch | Hairyvetch |
Ladino Clover | Korean Lespedeza | Red Clover | Sweetclover | White Dutch Clove

Grass
Grass Seed | Orchardgrass | Tall Fescue | Perennial Ryegrass | K. Bluegrass | Timothy | Reed Canarygrass
Smooth Bromegrass | Big  Bluestem | Switchgrass | Indiangrass | Sorghum  X  Sudan | Sudangrass

SudangrassSorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

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Longevity:

Summer Annual

Palatability:

High

Winter Hardiness:

None

Growth Habit:

Bunchgrass

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Cool or Warm Season:

Warm

Use and Comments:

Supplemental warm season pasture, greenchop, silage and hay; AY-196.

Distribution in U.S.:

Throughout the U.S.

Height:
Maximum of 15 feet.
Fine and erect.
Leaves:
Long and narrow.
Inflorescence:
Open panicle.

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Soil
Drainage:
Moderately Well Drained
Fertility:
Medium-High
pH:
6.0-6.5
 
 
Seed
Color:
Brown-tan; often covered by lemma and palea.
Shape:
Oblong; pointed at one end.
Other Characteristics:
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Pounds Per Bushel:
40
Seeds Per Pound:
55,000
Seeding Rate:
25 pounds PLS per acre.
Seeding Date (Indiana):
May 1-July 15
Emergence Time (Days):
10
Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):
60-85

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For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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