AF7102 Forage Sorghum is the earliest BMR-6 brachytic dwarf on the market. Northern producers are finally able to reach high yield potential with tremendous forage quality of a BMR-6 without the issues of lodging. AF7102 forage sorghum appears to work best in areas north of I-70 where humidity and the shorter growing season tend to be a challenge. The tillering capabilities of this forage sorghum hybrid are unsurpassed, allowing for increased yields and ground cover.
Suggested seeding rates: In the Midwest, 5-7 lbs/acre (Maximum 100,000 seeds/acre)
Approx. seeds/lb.: 17-19,000 (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: AF7102 forage sorghum should be planted after soil temperature reaches at least 60° F and is climbing.
- Nitrogen fertility should not exceed 115 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.
- AF7102 Forage sorghum is usually harvested between 85 to 89 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.