Grain Sorghum

LGS 5001

LGS 5001 is a 75-78 day product. This is the newest technology in early maturing grain sorghum. It provides superior plant health and early maturing yield potential.

Days to Half Bloom
48-54
Standability
Superior
Plant Height
35-40
Head Exertion
Superior
MDMV Tolerance
Superior
Downey Mildew Tol.
Superior
Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Semi-Compact

Sorghum Sudangrass

LSS 410

LSS 410 has an outstanding forage production feature, and is sweet and palatable. It has finer stalks, fast emergence, good early vigor and quick re-growth. For maximum tonnage and palatability cut in the pre-boot stage. Cut approximately six inches from the ground for quick re-growth. It is disease resistant to Downy Mildew and other foliar diseases.

Plant Height: 6-8 feet

Usage: Grazing and Haying

LSS 430 BMR

LSS 430 BMR sorghum sudangrass can be used for direct grazing, haying and haylage. It is a premium hybrid that has the BMR characteristics which significantly increases digestibility and palatability. The stems feel and look softer and will appear more limber with distinct brownish color. Increased gains can be expected when animals are fed equal quantities compared to other forages. This hybrid has long narrow leaves, excellent standability and re-growth capabilities. Disease and drought performance are very good and green leaf retention at harvest is excellent.

Plant Height: 6-8 feet

Usage: Grazing and Haying and Haylage

Forage Sorghum

LFS 501

LFS 501 offers farmers and stockmen many options. It can be used for summer grazing or haying or it can be left for winter grazing. LFS 501 produces very sweet forage when left to maturity. Emergence is good in cool soils and is predominately sterile if not pollinated from an outside source. LFS 501 is much sweeter and softer stalked than sudangrass hybrids. Haying practices: Sugar content reaches its peak at boot stage to heading. Swathing at this point achieves high tonnage of leafy forage with extremely sweet and soft stalks.

LFS 701 BMR

LFS 701 BMR is a full season brown midrib forage sorghum for direct pasture, silage or hay usage. It has good re-growth after pasturing. This is a cattleman's premier sorghum hybrid. It has exceptional sweetness plus it is a brown midrib. LFS 701 BMR has larger stems than sorghum sudangrass hybrids, resulting in excellent resistance to lodging. It also retains its large dark green leaves throughout the growing season. It is partially sterile, thereby not producing significant amounts of grain. This causes a substantial buildup of non-structural carbohydrates (sugars) in the stem and leaves. The entire plant is more palatable to cattle than many other conventional hybrids. Significant animal gain should be seen over conventional sorghum.

LFS 901 BMR

LFS 901 BMR is a dual purpose forage used for silage, grazing or green chopping. LFS 901 BMR is a brown midrib that has a very sweet stem with excellent green leaf retention. The brown midrib characteristic increases digestibility. It has excellent foliar disease resistance and maintains a healthy canopy until harvest. This hybrid has an exceptional level of sugars in the stem thus making palatability very high. These sugars also provide additional energy and nutrition. Large heads of tannin-free grain add to the nutrition level of silage produced. It is approximately 85 days to bloom. This hybrid is designed to be a one-time harvest hybrid; however it does have good re-growth capabilities which can be utilized for fall grazing after it has been cut for silage. Yield is good.

Planting Tips

GRAIN SORGHUM (MILO)

South Dakota

  • 70-90,000 dropped plants per acre
  • Approximately 5-6.4# per acre (figuring an average of 14,000 seeds per pound)

SORGHUM SUDANGRASS & FORAGE SORGHUM

Grazing, Haylage or Green Chop
Plant in 20-30" rows (reduces trampling from cattle) and seed at 15-18# per acre

Haying
Drill in 6-10" rows and seed at 20-25# per acre