Northern Summer Forage mix is highly recommended for dairy farmers. It is a mixture of a dwarf BMR Sorghum x Sudangrass, Green Spirit Italian ryegrass, Hairy Vetch, Berseem and a medium red clover. Designed for the upper midwest, this product works both in hot summers with the BMR Sorghum x Sudangrass and also in cooler summers with the Italian ryegrass. An excellent product by itself and also can be used to thicken up a thinning stand of alfalfa. Highly digestible forage.
Mechanically harvest for silage or baleage at approximately 40 days after seeding and then every 30-40 days thereafter. If grazing, wait until at least 18-20″ tall or taller. Leave a minimum of 4″ of stubble for quicker regrowth.
Recommended seeding rate is 35-40 lbs. per acre, drilled 1/2″ to 3/4″ deep when soil temps are 60 degrees or warmer.
Available in a 50 lb. bag.