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Smooth Bromegrass | Big  Bluestem | Switchgrass | Indiangrass | Sorghum  X  Sudan | Sudangrass

Sorghum-Sudangrass HybridSorghum bicolor (L.) Moench


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Longevity:

Summer Annual

Palatability:

Medium-High

Winter Hardiness:

None

Growth Habit:

Bunchgrass

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Cool or Warm Season:

Warm

Use and Comments:

Supplemental warm season pasture; AY-196.

Distribution in U.S.:

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Height:

Maximum of 7 feet.

Culm:
Coarse and erect.

Leaves:

Corn-shaped leaves but shorter and generally not as wide; blades waxy and glabrous.

Inflorescence:
Open panicle.

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Soil
Drainage:
Moderately Well Drained

Fertility:

Medium-High
pH:
6.0-6.5

 
 
Seed
Color:

Dark brown-purple; glossy black glumes.

Shape:

Oblong; pointed on one end.

Other Characteristics:

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Pounds Per Bushel:

56

Seeds Per Pound:

28,000

Seeding Rate:

20 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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