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FSG 214 BMR 6 HYBRID SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS

(Sorghum bicolor x Sorghum Sundanese)
  • Up to 20% increase in digestibility
  • Significant increase in palatability
  • Dry stalk gene improves harvest timing
  • Multiple uses: hay, grazing, greenchop and silage

 

FSG 214 BMR6 is an exceptional quality hybrid sorghum-sudangrass with excellent early vigor and high yield potential. The dry stalk gene improves dry-down and normally shows 8-10% lower moisture in the boot stage. FSG 214 BMR6 tillers profusely, producing fine sweet stems for high palatability. This hybrid shows an increase of up to 20% in digestibility due to the reduction in lignin with the BMR6 gene, providing increased daily gains in milk and beef production. When compared to BMR sudangrass hybrids, FSG 214 BMR6 is more economical to plant, produces more dry matter yield, has similar stem size and higher overall quality.

Traits:

  • Brown midrib
  • Dry stalk gene for quick dry-down
  • Low water requirements
  • High yield potential
  • Highly palatable and digestible
  • Quick growing
  • Fine stems

Seeding:

  • 62°F minimum soil temperature for germination
  • Normally planted between April 10 and July 10
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble
  • 1 inch planting depth

Harvest:

  • First cutting 40-50 days after seeding
  • Second cutting 25-30 days
  • Energy will increase in the early boot stage as sugar forms in the
  • stalks and leaves
  • Prompt harvest prior to heading ensures a higher quality feed value
Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings
Anthracnose R
Downy Mildew MR
Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor Excellent
Recovery after Cutting Very Good
Maturity 50-55 days to Boot
Harvest 45-55 inches or in early boot stage
Uniformity Good
Plant Color Purple
Midrib Type Brown
Planting Rates:
Seeds per Pound 15,000-18,000
Rows (dryland) 20-35
Rows (irrigated) 45-60
Broadcast (dryland) 25-40
Broadcast (irrigated) 50-65
Adaptive Ratings:
Photoperiod Insensitive
Soil Temperature Warm (62°F)
Water Requirement Low
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle Annual
Ease of Establishment Good
Shade Tolerance Poor - Fair
Drought Stress Good
Minimum pH 6.0
Hay Excellent
Silage Excellent
Rotational Grazing Excellent
Double Cropping Excellent
Palatability Excellent
Digestibility Excellent
 
 

FSG 115 BRACHYTIC DWARF BMR6 HYBRID FORAGE SORGHUM

(Sorghum bicolor)
  • Dwarfing gene increases leaf to stem ratio and provides superior standability
  • Significantly lower stem lignin concentration
  • Improved digestibility & palatability equals milk production of corn
  • Requires 1/3 less water than corn for same production
  • Grain producing hybrid

 

FSG 115 is a brachytic dwarf, brown midrib, grain producing hybrid forage sorghum. Because the lignin content of the stalk has been dramatically reduced, IVDMD is 40% greater than conventional forage sorghums. FSG 115 with this improvement in digestibility and palatability, can equal the milk production of corn with a water requirement 1/3 less than would be required to produce an equivalent amount of corn. Because FSG 115 is a grain producing hybrid, energy will increase as carbohydrates form in the grain head. Plant at the recommended rates for your area and harvest timely for optimum yield and quality.

Traits:

  • Highly digestible
  • 1/3 less water required as compared to corn
  • 40% greater IVDMD over conventional forage sorghums
  • Equal to corn in milk production
  • Good disease package
  • Grain producing hybrid

Seeding:

  • 62°F minimum soil temperature for germination
  • 1 inch planting depth
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble
  • Soil pH needs to be less than 7.5 to 8 as chlorosis can become a problem

Harvest:

  • Silage harvest approximately 95 days after seeding
  • Energy will not increase as carbohydrates form in the grain head
Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings
Downy Mildew R
Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor Good
Growth Habit Upright with Grain
Height 6-7 feet
Maturity for silage 95 days
Uniformity Excellent
Plant Color Tan
Midrib Type Brown
Standability Good
Planting Rates:
Seeds per Pound 16,000-18,000
Rows (dryland) 3-5 lbs
Rows (irrigated) 5-7 lbs
Broadcast (dryland) 4-6 lbs
Broadcast (irrigated) 6-8 lbs
Adaptation Ratings:
Photosynthetic Type: C4 - Warm Season
Soil Temperature Warm (62°F)
Water Requirement Low
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle Annual
Ease of Establishment Good
Shade Tolerance Poor - Fair
Drought Stress Good
Minimum pH 6.0
Silage Excellent
Continuous Grazing No
Palatability Excellent
Digestibility Excellent
 
 

FSG 315 DWARF BMR HYBRID PEARL MILLET

  • BMR gene technology reduces plant lignin content versus conventional hybrid pearl millets, which results in a highly digestible forage with improved nutritional quality
  • Extensive tillering capacity
  • High yield potential
  • Dwarfing gene increases the leaf to stem ratio, improves standability and allows heavier grazing pressure
  • Adapted to a wide soil pH range
  • No Prussic Acid concerns

 

FSG 315 is a new concept in hybrid pearl millets with BMR and Dwarfing gene technology. The BMR gene reduces plant lignin versus conventional pearl millets resulting in a highly digestible forage with improved nutritional quality for superior animal performance. The Dwarfing gene increases the leaf to stem ratio for higher forage quality, improves standability in the field and allows heavier grazing pressure with its extensive tillering. With high yield and quality potential, an excellent disease resistance package, drought stress tolerance and rapid growth, FSG 315 is ideal for the grower who wants the flexibility of grazing, hay or silage.

Planting Recommendations:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 65-70°F
  • Can be no-tilled into the stubble of winter and spring crops.
  • Planting depth should be 3/4"-1" (firm seedbed).

Harvest/Grazing:

  • FSG 315 is usually harvested 30 days after emergence or when 33"-40" tall.
  • Protein will not decline if harvest is delayed due to the extremely high leaf to stem ratio.
  • Start grazing when forage reaches 20" in height. (allow a minimum of 6-8" residual stem height to not influence regrowth)
Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings
Leaf Disease Resistance Excellent
Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor Good
Growth Habit Bushy Type
Standability Good
Recovery after Cutting Good (allow a minimum of 6-8" residual stem height to not influence regrowth)
Maturity 60-65 days
Uniformity Excellent
Midrib Type BMR
Height 5-6' at heading
Planting Rates:
Seeds per Pound 60,000
Greater than 20-25 inches of rainfall or irrigated
2-3 lbs. / acre in a 30" row
15-20 lbs. / acre broadcast or drilled
Less than 20 inches of rainfall or irrigated
1-2 lbs. / acre in a 30" row
7-10 lbs. / acre broadcast or drilled
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle Annual
Ease of Establishment Good
Shade Tolerance Poor - Fair
Drought Stress Excellent
Wet Soil Fair
Minimum pH 5.5
Low pH Tolerance Moderate
High pH Tolerance Fair
Hay Excellent
Silage Excellent
Continuous Grazing Do Not Continuous Graze
Rotational Grazing Excellent
Palatability Good
 
 

Greengrazer V Sorghum x Sundangrass

  • Small-seeded and thin-stemmed type
  • Dark green color with Green Top trait
  • Anthracnose and Downy Mildew resistant

 

Greengrazer V is a new small-seeded three way cross with thin stems that are highly palatable. Regrowth after cutting is very fast. Greengrazer V is a dark green color and also possesses the Green Top trait, which allows for further extension of the plant. Planting Greengrazer V at higher populations per acre will result in a finer stemmed forage. Finer stems will allow the forage to dry faster for higher quality hay than is possible with thick stemmed types.

Harvest:

  • Greengrazer V is usually harvested 63-65 days after seeding.
  • Protein will decline as harvest is delayed, but energy will increase upon heading due to continued sugar formation in the sorghum stalks and leaves, and carbohydrate depostion in the developine grains.

Seeding:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 60° F
  • Greengrazer V is ussually planted between June 10 and July 10 in the northern states.
  • Can be no-tilled into the stubble of winter and spring crops
  • Planting depth should be1".
  • Do not plant in soils with pH greater than 7.5 to 8.0. Chlorosis will be a severe problem.

Strengths:

  • High yield potential.
  • Thin-stemmed plant type.
  • Small-seeded type.
  • Dark green plant color.
  • Green Top trait (further extension)
  • Good overall disease resistance package.
  • Resistant to Anthracnose and Downy Mildew
  • Sweet juicy midrib.

Weaknesses:

  • Moderate drought tolerence
  • Poor storage-juicy midrib favors bacteria

Avoid Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning from sorghum:

Avoid large nitrogen applications prior to expected drought periods. 2,4-D can increase Prussic Acid concentration for several weeks after application. Do not harvest drought-damaged plants within 4 days following a good rain. Do not green chop within 7 days of a killing frost. Cut at a higher stubble height, nitrates tend to accumulate in the lower stalk. Wait 1 month before feeding silage to give Prussic Acid enough time to escape.

Farm Science Genetics

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings
Anthracnose R
Downy Mildew R
Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor Excellent
Growth Habit Upright
Recovery After Cutting Excellent
Plant Color Purple
Midrib Type Juicy
Planting Rates:
Bushel Weight 56 lbs.
Seeds Per Pound 21000
Adaptive Ratings:
Photosynthetic Type C4 - Warm Season
Soil Temperature Warm(80°F)
Water Requirement Very Low
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle Annual
Ease of Establishment Good
Shade Tolerance Moderate
Minimum pH 6.0
Saline Soils (White Alkali) Fair
Saline - Sodic (Black Alkali) Poor - Fair
Hay Excellent
Continuous Grazing Do not Continuous Graze
Rotational Grazing Excellent
Palatability Excellent
Anti-Quality Prussic Acid and Nitrates
 
 
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