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200 5x5 rolls Sudan

trin

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I am wanting to produce 200 rolls of summer grass such as Sudan or teff. In a fairly good year how many acres would I need to plant to reach my goal? Is there a variety that you may like better over others? Thanks
 

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8-10,000 lbs to the acre if fertility is correct is what i've been seeing on the sudan. I believe with two cuts. So however much your bales weigh.

I've been pondering the same thing as far as growing a high yielder this year. This is going to be a stressful winter in about a month.

Can I ask what is pulling you towards sudan or teff?
 

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i planted 4 acres of dwarf sudan and got about 40 rolls off it over the summer. i just planted it right in the grass and it did well. put a little urea on it at the beginning of the year. it would of really helped to had a 2nd application.

i planted teff on a 1/2 acre in the middle of the sudan to see how it did. and it really didn't do anything..

i had about 40 lbs of it i threw in the planter and put in a light amount of sudan on about 50 acres last year... the sudan all came up but i didn't see 1 bit of teff.

i haven't had much luck with the teff at all.. i've tried with a no till, spinner spreader, newly disc ed ground etc.. and can't get it to come up.
 

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Do you like the sudan as far as feed ability? And at what point do you cut it? Speaking in terms of maturity...

How different is sudan from johnson grass?
 

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its an excellent feed.. the leaves are very wide and long.

i recommend tedding it atleast once a day, if not twice.

i planted the dwarf variety and let it get up to about knee high and cut it. i baled it dry.
 

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When we say the dwarf variety, are we tak=lking about the field crop I call Milo?
 

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So if I have 1000 1200lb rolls you think I will need 20 acres to produce. 200 rolls? How do you like haygrazer?
 

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