Sorghum

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 two 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 improved 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

Grain Sorghum

LGS 5001

  • Relative Maturity: 80-85 Day
  • Short height
  • Very early maturity
  • Very good standability
  • Easy to harvest
  • No tannin
  • Sugarcane aphid tolerant
Grain Color
Red
Head Type
SO
Head Exertion
7
Plant Height
30-36"
Days to 1/2 Bloom
48-51
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
8
Downey Mildew Tolerance
7

LGS 5808

  • Relative Maturity: 92-95 Day
  • Excellent yields
  • Short, strong stalks with great head exertion
  • Very good option for late season planting or dual cropping systems
  • Great Head Smut resistance
Grain Color
Red
Head Type
SC
Head Exertion
8
Plant Height
40-45"
Days to 1/2 Bloom
56-60
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downey Mildew Tolerance
9

LGS 5508W

  • Relative Maturity: 92-95 Day
  • Food grade sorghum
  • Excellent yield potential
  • Very good option for late season planting or dual-cropping systems
  • Anthracnose tolerant
Grain Color
White
Head Type
SO
Head Exertion
8
Plant Height
40-45"
Days to 1/2 Bloom
58-62
Standability
9
MDMV Tolerance
9
Downey Mildew Tolerance
9

All sorghum products are treated with:

Concep® III seed safener protects sorghum crops from herbicide injury and allows pre-emergence 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 longlasting 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.

Forage Sorghum

LFS 501

  • Conventional sorghum / forage sorghum
  • High yields with juicy, sweet, fine stems
  • Good regrowth and recovery
  • Good foliar disease resistance
Grain Color
Brown
Head Type
Kafir
Midrib Type
Normal
Plant Height
6-8 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
75-80
Standability
9
Tiller & Regrowth
6
Harvested Grain Tannin
Yes

LFS 701 BMR

  • Brown Midrib
  • Exceptional sweetness
  • Large stems with excellent resistance to lodging
  • Partially sterile
Grain Color
White
Head Type
SC
Midrib Type
Brown
Plant Height
8-9 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
85-100
Standability
9
Tiller & Regrowth
8
Harvested Grain Tannin
NA

Sorghum-Sudangrass

LSS 418 NEW!

  • Multi-purpose forage
  • Superior drought resistance
  • Late maturing with excellent tillering, regrowth, and recovery
  • Higher protein and digestibility over conventional hybrids
  • High green leaf retention
Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Sudan
Midrib Type
Normal
Plant Height
7-8 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
90-95
Standability
9
Tiller & Regrowth
9
Harvested Grain Tannin
No

LSS 438 BMR NEW!

  • Brown Midrib Sorghum-Sudangrass
  • Good regrowth and recovery
  • Extraordinary palatability for grazing or hay
  • High grain without tannin
  • Qualifies for 80% LDP
Grain Color
Red
Head Type
Sudan
Midrib Type
Brown
Plant Height
6-8 ft
Days to 1/2 Bloom
70-75
Standability
9
Tiller & Regrowth
8
Harvested Grain Tannin
None