• Brachytic dwarf BMR 6 Hybrid Sorghum X Sudan
• High Leaf to Stem Ratio
• Highly Palatable /Digestible
• Excellent Stand-ability
• Provides Multiple Grazing/ Hay Cuttings
• Excellent heat and drought stress tolerance
Who is to say bigger is better. This new hybrid is short, sweet and packs a big punch. With a very high leaf to stem ratio, excellent leaf retention, and improved disease resistance this hybrid is a force to be reckoned with.
AS6402 represents the newest generation of hybrid sorghum-sudangrass products. AS6402 has reduced internode length, creating a very compact, leafy and prolific plant. However, it will yield with taller sorghum-sudangrass hybrids due to the standability and tillering attributes of the Brachytic dwarf trait.
The combination of compact growth coupled with the BMR 6 gene provides a hybrid with exceptional forage quality, extremely palatable and highly digestible. As a hay product this hybrid has superior standability compared to other BMR hybrids. As a grazer, livestock will consume entire plant. Due to the compact growth habit, producers can monitor their livestock much easier than with the taller conventional hybrids
• Harvest schedules vary on the basis planting date, geographic location and weather.
• For the best quality and yield under a multicut program, harvest at 40 days or 40” of growth, whichever comes first.
• Protein will decline as harvest is delayed. Energy will increase upon heading due to continued sugar formation in the sorghum stalks and leaves, and carbohydrate deposition in the developing grain.
• Careful attention should be paid to the cutting height. For regrowth, two nodes or 6” of stubble is optimal. Sharp blades provide for a clean cut and enhance regrowth.
• Sorghum species dry slowly because of their drought tolerance. One method of managing dry-down in silage is to swath the crop, allow it to wilt to the desired moisture level, and then pick up the windrows with a silage chopper.
• Avoid large nitrogen applications prior to expected drought periods which can increase prussic acid concentration for several weeks after application.
• Do not harvest drought-damaged plants within four days following a good rain.
• Do not greenchop within seven days of a killing frost.
• Cut at a higher stubble height — nitrates tend to accumulate in the lower stalk.
• Wait one month before feeding silage to give prussic acid enough time to escape