My Sorghum Sudan.

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My Sorghum Sudan.

Post by southernultrablack » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:47 pm

Planted 15 days ago. No Tilled into fresh cut hay ground and fertilized about 175-200\ac of 23-7-14-3. Started raining the day I fertilized and rained every day for about 10-12 days. Does this look like ok growth to y’all?

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Post by SBMF 2015 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:34 pm

Looks good. Now you just need some heat. We used to no till sudax in our hay fields when they got played out. Works good to add tons.
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Re: My Sorghum Sudan.

Post by Texasmark » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 am

"Started raining the day I fertilized and rained every day for about 10-12 days."

Er-ah.......who do you know? One could be so lucky.

Looks like you fed it good, in the right proportions. I like A.S.. Seems my alkaline soil likes a little S.

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Post by Bigfoot » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:52 pm

I had considered drilling some in my pasture. Wish I had now, that looks pretty good. All I ever planted was in a seed bed, or drilled in where I burnt down with glyphosate.
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Post by JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:49 pm

Looks good. I’ve got 17 acres of millet that is doing great. And I’ve got 35 more 3 miles down the road that is almost completely cooked. Glad you’re getting the rain. It’s the main ingredient. I’m interested to see how it competes with the grass. Are you planning on haying or grazing?
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Re: My Sorghum Sudan.

Post by southernultrablack » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:00 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Looks good. I’ve got 17 acres of millet that is doing great. And I’ve got 35 more 3 miles down the road that is almost completely cooked. Glad you’re getting the rain. It’s the main ingredient. I’m interested to see how it competes with the grass. Are you planning on haying or grazing?
Planning on cutting for haylage. I sprayed some of the fields with 24D, and some I just planted into old ryegrass stand that had died off. I didn’t want to kill my orchard grass that was in there, so didn’t do a burn down. Now I’ve got orchard and Bermuda and SS! I’ll keep y’all posted on how it turns out. Hoping to cut around mid August??

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Post by ClinchValley86 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:17 am

That looks great. I've never grown it, but wish I had tried it every year.

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Re: My Sorghum Sudan.

Post by southernultrablack » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:23 pm

Just wanted to update on my Sorghum/Sudangrass deal. Definitely have mixed results here. I did not soil test prior to planting and fertilized at about 180#/ac of 23-7-14-3. There are places where it’s doing well, and places it’s definitely not. As fence suggested, I should have done a burn down prior to planting,but, I have a nice mix of Bermuda, Orchardgrass,and SS. I’ll get some extra tonnage, just not straight SS. The pics are from today, about 23 days post planting.
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