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Sudan grass

Sorghum bicolor x Sorghum sudanense


Sudan grass has lower water requirements than maize. It prefers dry, warm sites and a fine, well-distributed and reconsolidated seedbed prior to sowing. Cool, inactive or waterlogged sites with high clay content are not recommended. At the time of sowing, the ground temperature should be no lower than 12°C. Protect from weeds during the slow early development. Sudan grass is tolerant of successive planting. Harvesting can be done with a row-independent maize chopper.


Bundle: Pack á 15 kg

Category: Grasses and legumes

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  • Sowing and fertilising instructions
    Sowing rate:

    as main crop 45-55 plants/m² (equal to 1 unit/ha), as a catch crop 90-110 plants/m² (equal to 2 pack/ha)

    Distance between rows:

    approx. 25-30 cm when using conventional drill technology

    Sowing period:

    … after rye or field grass Mid-May
    … after whole-plant silage Mid-June to early July
    … after early-season potatoes or similar crops Mid-June to late July

    Sowing depth:

    3 cm


    harvesting is done using the row-independent maize chopper, a dry matter content of 25% is desirable

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