AF7201 Forage Sorghum is a short-statured, 90-95 day BMR-6 forage sorghum. Under most conditions, AF7201 will yield with full-season hybrids and has good standability. This hybrid performs well under dryland conditions with excellent heat and stress tolerance. Due to its early maturity, AF7201 forage sorghum provides forage production options in areas where most full-season products are unable to mature.
Suggested seeding rates: In the Midwest, 5-7 lbs/acre (Maximum 100,000 seeds/acre)
Approx. seeds/lb.: 13-15,000 (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: AF7201 forage sorghum should be planted after soil temperature reaches at least 60° F and is climbing.
- 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.
- AF7201 Forage sorghum is usually harvested between 90 to 95 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.