Sorghum Sudangrass after frost as balage

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cumminspuller

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I've got a patch of a BMR sorghum sudangrass that got a frost on it last night and will likely get another tonight. 31* last night. I'm wanting to cut it and make balage out of it. If I cut it Saturday with a conditioner could I bale and wrap it Monday and it be ok? It would still be 2 months before I might have to feed it. I've never had to deal with the prussic acid before.
 

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It's too late to cut it before the frost so just make it and feed test it. You might be worrying about a problem you don't have. Nitrates can be an issue after frost too but if you cut it quickly after the frost you can avoid them accumulating.
 

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Shouldn't be a problem.

You should only see nitrate concerns if it was well fertilized and didn't get killed by the frost and continues to grow. So cute it asap.

Frost damage can cause immediate purssic acid concerns. But purssic acid decreases to near nothing during drying and fermentation. It's of no concern for hay or silage.
 

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