New Nutri-King BMR Sorghum Sudan Hybrid
Nutri-King has fine juicy-sweet stems making it an excellent hybrid for grazing, hay, silage/balage, grazing or cover. It is a multi or single cut hybrid which can be planted early or late and make a first cutting in 40-50 days.
Nutri-King has excellent early growth vigor, allowing you to produce the maximum tonnage in a short amount of time. Nutri King has been the highest yielding sorghum sudangrass hybrid in the 2015 & 2016 forage trials. Yield testing indicates 6-8 Tons/DryMatter/Acre at testing locations through multiple years. Third party analysis reports excellent nutritional percentages. Nutri-King consistently demonstrates high soluble sugar content and good TDN, NDFD, IVTD scores. With Nutri-King cattle will clean it up before they would consider eating a conventional hybrid.
Nutri-King Hybrid Characteristics:
*Excellent recovery after cutting or grazing
*Anthracnose & downey mildew resistance
*Excellent IVTD, TDN and NDFD
*For best protein and digestibility harvest in the flag leaf / boot stage
*Water requirement – very low
*New hybrid with high stem sugar content
*Early growth vigor – excellent
*Harvest at the boot stage or 40-50 inches
*First cutting 40-50 days
*Second cutting 25-35 days
*Third cutting 25-35 days
*Begin grazing at 18-24″ height
The best method for planting sorghums and sorghum-sudangrass is with a grain drill at a depth of 1 to 1½ inches into moist soil.
Plant when soil temperature reaches 60 degrees farenheit. (In the midwest this would generally be the end of May or in June.)
All Sorghums & Sudans can cause Prussic Acid and Nitrate poisoning in livestock. Be sure to test your sorghum sudan products prior to grazing or cutting for prussic acid and nitrate poisoning. Prussic acid often occurs when plants are green, succulent forages as opposed to dried and baled. If there is a high level of prussic acid, cut and cure the crop before baling, as the prussic acid will turn to a gas and leave the plant. If grazing or feeding, delay releasing animals to feed until plants are 20″ tall. **PRUSSIC ACID LEVELS WILL RISE AFTER A FROST OR FREEZING. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO REMOVE ANIMALS FROM PASTURE FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS TO ALLOW PRUSSIC ACID LEVELS TO DROP TO A SAFE LEVEL. Nitrate poisoning DOES NOT LEAVE THE PLANT and should be dealt with differently than Prussic Acid poisoning. If the Nitrate level is high, delay cutting or grazing the crop. Cut crops in the afternoon instead of the morning, allow for several sunny days of clear weather before cutting and raise your cutting bar. Do not apply nitrogen fertilizer if your levels are up or too high. Crops with high nitrogen can be used to make ensilage with a relatively good margin of safety.