AF7401 represents the newest generation of hybrid forage sorghums. This product features a genetic combination of BMR-6 and Brachytic dwarf that enhances both productivity and efficiency. AF7401 has reduced internode length creating a compact, leafy and prolific plant. However, it will yield with taller sorghums due to the standability and tillering attributes of the Brachytic dwarf characteristic. Producers will have the best of both worlds, excellent forage qualities and a dependable high-yielding feedstock.
Suggested seeding rates: In the Midwest, 5-7 lbs/acre (Maximum 100,000 seeds/acre)
Approx. seeds/lb.: 15-20,000 (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: AF7401 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.
- AF7401 Forage sorghum is usually harvested between 110 to 115 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.