The Latte Brown Midrib Sorghum x Sudan blend provides high palatability, multi-purpose forage with a wider window for harvest thanks to its late maturity. It also has higher protein and digestibility than conventional sorghum/sudangrass hybrids, with high leaf retention. It also features excellent drought resistance as well as tillering, regrowth and recovery.
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The late maturity (LM) concept produces hybrids (sorghum/sudangrass) 20-30 days later than conventional sorghum/sudangrass hybrids. This late maturity allows a wider window for harvest of high quality leaves before the boot stage is reached. This LM brown midrib hybrid has a greater IVTD value and higher crude protein. IVTD of this brown midrib hybrid was 20 percent-plus more than a commercial check in trials. This hybrid has a wide range of adaptation because of its drought resistance and yield of quality forage. It can produce as much as 30 tons of organic matter for the soil.
Latter BME Sorghum x Sudan prefers sandy loam soils. Ideal pH is between 5.8 and 7.0, with an ideal soil temperature of 65 °F. The seed is best planted between April and July, at a depth of 1/4”. It will take a total of 120 lbs. of Nitrogen; 30 lbs. at planting and then another 90 lbs. at sidedness time. Also add 60 lbs. of Phosphorus and 80 lbs. of Potash. It is fast-growing and also drought-tolerant. It comes in 20 to 30 days later than convention sorghum/sudan hybrids. This plant may grow to as tall as 7 or 8 feet, however it can also be mowed within two inches of the soil and still provide fast regrowth.
Here’s what you can expect when you plant Petcher Seeds’ Latte BMR Sorghum x Sudan.
16,000 seed / LB.
Latte BMR Sorghum x Sudan can be planted from April through July.
5 - 15 LBs. / acre (drylands row), 15 - 20 LBs. / acre (drylands broadcast), 10 - 15 LBs. / acre (irrigated row), 35 – 40 LBs. / acre (irrigated broadcast)