If you’re in a warm part of the country, forage sorghum and sudan grass hybrids are a great summer feed option that can be grazed or harvested and stored as silage or hay for when you need it most.
If you are planting in November or December, choosing forage sorghum and sudan gives you fast feed. Crops can be cut or grazed once they reach 1 m in height which, given ideal conditions, could be as little as 35 to 45 days after planting.
Forage sorghum and sudan grass hybrids have an extensive secondary root system and a waxy leaf surface giving them a significantly higher water use efficiency than most pasture species. This makes them the ideal crop for warm, dry weather.
Pioneer® brand products offer two product options – Bettagraze (forage sorghum x sudan) which has become a trusted performer and Super Sweet Sudan (SSS) which is a high yielding sudan x sudan hybrid.
Pioneer® brand Bettagraze is a drought tolerant sorghum x sudan grass hybrid that is proven to produce high yields. Graze Bettagraze or harvest and store it as silage or hay as a dependable feed when you need it most.
Ideal for grazing, Pioneer® brand Super Sweet Sudan (SSS) has superfine stems and a prolific tillering habit. High quality small seed means you sow less kilograms on every hectare. Leaves are superfine and super sweet making SSS an excellent choice for silage or hay. Highly palatable at all stages of growth.