Piper Sundangrass

SUDANGRASS

Sudangrass is used for pasture or hay.  It has fine stems, tillers extensively and regrows rapidly.  It can be pastured as soon as it is 24-30" tall.  Sudangrass makes a very good quality hay or silage.  Its smaller stems make it a better choice for hay than other sorghums as it will dry faster.  It is quite drought tolerant.  Sudangrass contains lower levels of prussic acid than other sorghums.  It is ready to harvest in around 45 days.

Piper Sudangrass is an improved variety of sudangrass, it has finer stems and leaves than Sorghum-Sudan hybrid. It has very good forage yielding ability and is very low in hydrocyanic acid (prussic acid) content. It has good disease resistance and has the palatability characteristics of sweet sudangrass. It produces good regrowth after pasturing, has stiff stalks when mature, and produces high yields of good quality seed. Because of the smaller stems, it dries faster than Sorghum Sudan, if cut for hay. It still does not dry as quick as alfalfa because of its juicy stems.



Piper Sudangrass Price (per 50 lbs):
$48.00
Seeding Rate (lbs per acre) drilled: 20-30
Seeding Rate (lbs per acre) seeded in rows: 10 - 12 
 Lbs/Bu: 40
 Average seeds per lb:

35,000
Seeding Date:
 May 15 - July 31
 Days to Germinate:
10


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