Sorghum

In the United States and other countries across the globe, sorghum grain is primarily used for livestock feed and ethanol production but it is becoming popular in the consumer food industry and other emerging markets. Traditionally, nearly one-third of the U.S. sorghum crop is used for renewable fuel production. In fact, sorghum produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel as comparable feedstocks while using up to one-third less water.

Legend Seeds is proud to offer a full lineup of grain sorghum, forage sorghum, and sorghum-sudangrass. Read below to determine which type of sorghum would best fit your operation:

Grain Sorghum can take many shapes, sizes, and various colors. Legend Seeds offers three red and one white grain sorghum varieties. Red sorghum is traditionally grown and used in all segments of the sorghum industry while white sorghum is typically made into flour for the food industry.

Sorghum-Sudangrass is a cross between sorghum and sudangrass and is typically used for grazing, haying, and haylage. It is a finer stemmed, warm season, annual grass that will regrow after each harvest. Sorghum-sudangrass can grow up to 15 feet tall and typically has small seed heads with leaves that are similar to corn but are shorter and sometimes wider. Varieties with the BMR gene have significantly greater digestibility and palatability.

Forage Sorghum typically grows 8-15 feet tall and is most popular for use as silage for feeding livestock. Depending on which species and variety selected, forage sorghum can be used for grazing pasture, hay production, silage, and green-chop.

Talk to your Legend Seeds representative today to determine which sorghum would be best for your operation!

Rating Scale: 10-1; 10 = Superior, 5 = Average, 1 = Poor
Head Type: SC = Semi-compact; SO = Semi-Open

All sorghum products are treated with:

 

Concep® III seed safener protects sorghum crops from herbicide injury and allows preemergence applications of herbicides containing S-metolachlor for ultimate grass and broadleaf weed control. Introduced in 1979, Concep® III was the first proven seed safener marketed for sorghum, controlling the phytotoxic effects of S-metolachlor herbicide for long lasting weed control.

Advantages:
• Unique seed safener for sorghum
• Protects grain and forage sorghum from herbicide injury
• Allows the use of Dual® and Bicep® brand herbicides for pre-emergent grass and broadleaf weed control.

Concep® is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.

Grain Sorghum

LGS 5002

  • Relative Maturity: 85-90 Day
  • Ultra early maturity red grain sorghum with excellent standability
  • Short height and easy to harvest
  • Excellent Anthracnose resistance
  • Good tolerance for Sugarcane Aphids
  • No Tannin

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
SO
Head Exertion
9
Plant Height
42-48"
Days to 1/2 Bloom
50-52
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downy Mildew Tolerance
9
Drought Tolerance
9
Harvested Grain Tannin
No
Anthracnose Tolerance
9

LGS 6321 NEW!

  • Relative Maturity: 105-110 Day
  • Medium-early red with excellent standability, very good tolerance to Anthracnose, and good resistance to Sugarcane Aphid
  • Outstanding yield under dryland or limited irrigation practices
  • The semi-open panicle has good exertion and is easy threshing
  • Leaf quality is very good and shows staygreen and excellent resistance to drought
  • Standability is very good because of its stiff stalk and strong deep root system

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
SO
Head Exertion
8
Plant Height
45"
Days to 1/2 Bloom
63-65
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downy Mildew Tolerance
9
Drought Tolerance
8
Harvested Grain Tannin
No
Anthracnose Tolerance
8

LGS 5508W

  • Relative Maturity: 92-95 Day
  • Early food grade white sorghum
  • Excellent yield potential
  • Very good standability
  • Very good tolerance to Anthracnose and good resistance to Sugarcane Aphids

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Grain Color
White
Head Type
SO
Head Exertion
9
Plant Height
40-45"
Days to 1/2 Bloom
58-62
Standability
8
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downy Mildew Tolerance
9
Drought Tolerance
8
Harvested Grain Tannin
No
Anthracnose Tolerance
8

Forage Sorghum

LFS 7021 BMR

  • Days to Harvest 90-95
  • Brachytic Dwarf BMR forage sorghum increases leaf to stem ratio and provides excellent standability
  • Lower stem lignin concentration, improved digestibility & palatability equaling milk production of corn
  • Excellent Anthracnose resistance
  • Moderately tolerant to Sugarcane Aphids
  • 100% LDP Eligible

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Grain
Midrib Type
BMR
Plant Height
5-6 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
70-75
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downy Mildew Tolerance
9
Tiller & Regrowth
4
Harvested Grain Tannin
No
Anthracnose Tolerance
9

LFS 7022 BMR NEW!

  • Days to Harvest 90-95
  • Early BMR silage hybrid that makes a big grain head
  • Excellent disease tolerance coming from both parent lines and has great standability
  • Works really well in areas with short growing seasons, low rainfall or limited irrigation and also works great in double cropping systems
  • 100% LDP Eligible

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Grain
Midrib Type
BMR
Plant Height
6-7 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
70-75
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downy Mildew Tolerance
9
Tiller & Regrowth
6
Harvested Grain Tannin
Yes
Anthracnose Tolerance
9

LFS 9521 BMR NEW!

  • Late BMR Male Sterile forage sorghum
  • Very good yield and standability
  • Excellent tolerance to Anthracnose and Sugarcane Aphids
  • Higher yielding and better standability than 701 BMR

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Grain
Midrib Type
BMR
Plant Height
8-9 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
95-100
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
7
Downy Mildew Tolerance
7
Tiller & Regrowth
8
Harvested Grain Tannin
NA
Anthracnose Tolerance
8

Sorghum-Sudangrass

LSS 418

  • Late maturing multi-purpose non-BMR forage with excellent tillering, regrowth and recovery
  • Higher protein and digestibility over conventional hybrids
  • Superior drought tolerance
  • Excellent standability and tolerance to Sugarcane Aphids and good tolerance to Anthracnose
  • High green leaf retention
  • Ideal for grazing or haying

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Sudan
Midrib Type
Normal
Plant Height
8-9 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
90-95
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
7
Downy Mildew Tolerance
7
Tiller & Regrowth
9
Harvested Grain Tannin
Yes
Anthracnose Tolerance
6

LSS 438 BMR

  • Medium-Early BMR sorghum-sudangrass
  • Excellent standability & regrowth
  • Very good Anthracnose tolerance and good resistance to Sugarcane Aphids
  • Extraordinary palatability for grazing or haying
  • 80% LDP Eligible

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Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Sudan
Midrib Type
Brown
Plant Height
6-7 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
65-70
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
8
Downy Mildew Tolerance
8
Tiller & Regrowth
8
Harvested Grain Tannin
Yes
Anthracnose Tolerance
8