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GS852-1

GRAIN SORGHUM

– Disease Resistant

– Ultra-Early

– Excellent Standability

– Great Exertion for Ease of Harvest

This hybrid has a large, red grain and high-test weight. A semi-open panicle and good head exertion allow for great threshability, while late season standability is an improvement over other ultra-early hybrids. Tillers are approximately the same height of the main panicle and helps this hybrid maintain its uniformity in the field. This hybrid is great in double-crop systems and also in situations to escape drought in longer season conditions. This hybrid has excellent resistance to anthracnose, downy mildew and head smut, which makes it a great choice for areas with high disease pressure.

GS-750

GRAIN SORGHUM

This hybrid has red grains that are large and round in shape. The panicle is open, glumes are awnless and cover less than one-third of the grain. Plant color is purple, plant tissue is juicy, and tillering capacity is good which allows the plant to compensate for environmental conditions. Because the hybrid is 58 days to midbloom, it can be grown in short-season conditions and also in situations to escape drought in longer season conditions.

FS-300

FORAGE SORGHUM

FS-300 is a non-BMR hybrid with tremendous yield potential. This hybrid has a shorter plant structure for good standability and will range from 72 inches to 84 inches in plant height. This hybrid is drought tolerant and is great for dry land conditions. FS-300 features good nutritional quality for a standard midrib hybrid and will produce a large grain head with high grain yields.

FS-300 BMR

FORAGE SORGHUM

FS-300 BMR is the earliest BMR brachytic dwarf forage sorghum on the market. Being an 88 day hybrid, Upper Midwest producers are finally able to reach high yield potential with tremendous forage quality. The tillering capabilities of this hybrid are unsurpassed, allowing for increased yields and ground cover.

FS-500 BMR

FORAGE SORGHUM

Medium early maturity. FS-500 BMR will typically reach boot to early heading stage in 65 to 75 days, hard dough grain development in 100 days after emergence. Unsurpassed forage quality. Extremely palatable, less waste. Digestibility and animal performance will be dramatically increased. Producers who use FS-500 BMR consider it the “Gold Standard” of top quality forage sorghum for hay or silage. Drought tolerant. Produces bronze grain of grain sorghum quality on compact heads.

SS-605 BMR

SORGHUM SUDANGRASS

A brown midrib sorghum-sudangrass hybrid with excellent vigor and drought tolerance. Its exceptional palatability and digestibility makes this the variety of choice for many stockmen. This hybrid has excellent regrowth potential for both haying or grazing. Producers value this hybrid’s exceptional palatability and digestibility, especially when harvest is delayed because of weather or other factors.

SS-605

SORGHUM SUDANGRASS

This sorghum-sudangrass produces thick, vigorous stands of fine-stemmed forage. It has excellent digestibility as compared to competing sorghum-sudan hybrids with standard genetics, as well as good early vigor and rapid regrowth. Because of its outstanding early growth potential, ruggedness, and wide area of adaption, this hybrid is extensively utilized by profit conscious livestock producers. It’s a reliable, proven favorite.

BUCK-N-COCK

FOOD PLOTS

This white seeded pheasant and deer cover gets 4’ tall and stands excellent. Pheasants and deer love the white seeded grain because of its high palatability. Because of its leafiness, this product works great planted or drilled. If you are looking for a food plot product, Buck-N-Cock is the seed for you.

HUNT-N-TIME

FOOD PLOTS

A consistent 5’ tall red headed cane that sets a large grain head. This premium product provides excellent dense cover to hold the birds every time.

SMALL GRAINS

WHEAT-OATS-BARLEY-RYE

Oats

Certified Goliath

Jerry

Certified Jerry

Certified Hayden


Barley-Rye-Triticale

Winter Rye

Fridge Beardless Winter Triticale


Spring/Winter Wheat

Call for varieties

OATS & PEAS

FORAGE

A great product for cattlemen. Planting oats and peas offers the following benefits:

• Reaches maturity before common times of heat and drought

• Take advantage of spring moisture

• Planted early, oats/peas will be ready by the end of June

• Leaves nice stubble to no-till into the next year

• Crude Protein around 12%.

• Under optimum conditions will yield 12-15 ton an acre

• When peas are inoculated, tests show up to 20# of nitrogen are put back into the soil.

PEARL MILLET

FORAGE

Hybrid Pearl Millet is a warm-season annual grass commonly used for livestock forage. Having excellent seedling vigor, it is very quick to establish and can be ready for grazing or haying in as little as four weeks after emergence. Unlike sorghum-sundangrass, there is no risk of prussic acid poisoning with Hybrid Pearl Millet. It has a very fine stalk and has a high leaf to stem ratio.

RANCHER ELITE

FORAGE

7ft. tall, a high leaf number with good stay green will make outstanding silage. With the high grain to stover ratio, your animals performance will be excellent in both the feedlot and dairy applications. The high protein content and total digestible dry matter make this perfect silage product

  • Excellent silage product
  • Heavy grain content
  • Great stand ability
  • 75-80 days to mid bloom
  • High leaf to stem ratio 

SORGOSUGAE BMR

SUDANGRASS

  • Fine stemmed type, excellent forage
  • BMR provides lower amounts of lignin, very digestible
  • Excellent recovery after cutting or grazing, very quick regrowth
  • Prolonged grazing
  • Very palatable, very sweet stalks
  • Great for grazing or haying
  • Increased population creates a finer, higher quality stems

Planting considerations

  • Should be planted when soil reaches 60+ degrees
  • Very drought tolerant
  • Should be planted at least 1” deep
  • Easy to establish
  • Moderate tolerance of low pH
  • Excellent for hay, silage, and grazing
  • Very good palatability

Harvest

  • SorgoSugar BMR normally goes for harvest between 65-70 days after seeding
  • Protein begins to decline if harvest is delayed
  • Energy will increase upon heading as sugar forms in the stalks and leaves carbohydrate deposits in the developing grains

COW CHEW

SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS

Cow Chew is a sweet, sorghum - sudangrass hybrid bred for grazing, green chop, or hay. Both parents are very sweet and have the natural sucrose plant sugar. Cow Chew assures the best nutritious, palatable forage. Cow Chew gets off to a fast start, and the regrowth is rapid after cutting or grazing.


Cow Chew has very good vigor and drought tolerance with fast regrowth.


Planting Characteristics for Cow Chew

Seed Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Red

Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approximately 72” to 84”

Days to Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approximately 85

Regrowth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Very Good

Days to Haying or Grazing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 to 60


Seeding Rates For Cow Chew

Seeding rates will vary with soil and moisture conditions. Higher rates will produce finer-stemmed, leafier plants while choking out weeds and increasing yields. These hybrids should be planted in a firm seedbed. Horses should not be fed sorghum-sudangrass hybrids. Seed rate is 18-30 lbs. per acre.

GOLDEN GERMAN FOXTAIL MILLET

FORAGE

Golden german foxtail millet is used primarily for hay production. The stem is fine and will reach a plant height of approximately 30” given adequate moisture. Expect to cut hay 50-55 days after planting. Windrow when heads begin emerging from the boots. Plant 20-30 lbs. per acre and for best emergence when soil temperatures are 55-60 degrees.

WHITE WONDER FOXTAIL MILLET

FORAGE

White wonder foxtail millet is used primarily for hay production. The stem is not as fine as Gold German Millet but it will get taller in height, approximately 36” given adequate moisture. Expect to cut hay in approximately 50-55 days after planting. Windrow when heads begin emerging from the boot. Plant 20-30 lbs. per acre when soil temperatures are warm, 55-60 degrees for best emergence.

PROSO MILLET

FORAGE

Proso white millet is used primarily for grain production but can also be hayed or chopped. The plant is a medium height that is approximately 24”. Expect grain maturity in 60-70 days. Plant 20-30lbs. per acre. Soil temperatures at planting should be 60°F has good straw strength.

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