AF7101 Forage Sorghum

AF7101 Forage Sorghum

$130.00 / bag - $162.00 / bag

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AF7101 Forage Sorghum is the earliest maturing forage sorghum in the Alta Seeds line up. Early season silage with grain.

  • Harvest 82-85 days after emergence
  • Very good early vigor
  • Dry stalk for quick dry down
  • Versatile product
  • Double crop silage option
  • BMR-6 provides excellent nutrition

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Description

AF7101 Forage Sorghum is the earliest maturing forage sorghum in the Alta Seeds lineup. This hybrid is primarily positioned to suit the shorter growing season conditions in the Northern US. This BMR-6 product features high quality forage that is highly digestible and provides producers with top yields. Tremendous seedling emergence coupled with a dry stalk allow AF7101 the versatility to be used in double cropping systems, including those looking for a single-chop harvest with a source of starch.

Suggested seeding rates:  In the Midwest, 6-7 lbs/acre (Maximum 100,000 seeds/acre)

Approx. seeds/lb.:  12-15,000 (check seed bag)

Seeding depth:  Drill 1″ – 1½″ deep in a firm, moist and warm seedbed.

Preferred soils:  Medium to lighter soils that are well drained.  Do not plant in high pH soils.  See tech sheet for more information.

Establishment:  AF7101 Forage sorghum should be planted after soil temperature reaches at least 60° F and is climbing.

Management:

  • Nitrogen fertility should not exceed 100 units per acre including available nitrogen in the soil.
  • Potassium levels should be kept up, particularly if the soil pH is lower than 6.2.
  • AF7101 Forage sorghum is usually harvested between 82 to 85 days after emergence.
  • For highest foliage protein levels, cut prior to heading
  • Protein levels will decline as harvest is delayed, however energy will increase upon heading.
  • Optimum harvest recommendation is when 80 percent or more of heading has occurred to soft dough stage of the grain.
  • See Tech sheet for further information and how to avoid nitrate and prussic acid poisoning from sorghum.

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Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 28 x 17 x 6 in
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