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BMR 108 Leafy Forage Sorghum

  • Significantly lower stem Lignin concentration
  • Brachytic Dwarf reduces internode length and total height
  • excellent standability

 

BMR 108 Leafy is the newest generation of BMR Forage Sorghums. It is a brachytic Dwarf. This trait reduces internode length, creating a very compact leafy Forage Sorghum. It will yield with taller sorghums but has the standability of shorter non BMR hybrids. Many of the early generations of BMRs had an issue with standability. Farmers either had to manage the BMRs for this or use a standard hybrid with lower Quality. Now the producer can have the best of all worlds, high yield, excellent quality and superior standability.

Harvest:

  • BMR 108 Leafy is usually harvested 110 days after seeding.
  • Protein will decline as harvest is delayed, but energy will increase upon heading because of continued sugar formation in the sorghum stalks and leaves, and carbohydrate deposition in the developing grains.

Seeding:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 60° F
  • BMR 108 Leafy is usually planted between April 10 and July 10.
  • Can be no-tilled into the stubble of winter and spring crops
  • Planting depth should be 1".
  • If planted in soils with pH greater than 7.5 to 8.0 Chlorosis can be a problem.
  • BMR 108 Leafy is an excellent companion with Forage Soybeans or Black Autrey Cowpeas.

Strengths:

  • Highly digestible.
  • Brachytic Dwarf.
  • Compact structure.
  • Equals corn in milk production.
  • Excelent Standability.

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.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings
Downy Mildew MR
Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor Good
Growth Habit Brachytic Dwarf
Recovery After Cutting Fair
Maturity 110 Days to Soft Dough
Uniformity Excellent
Plant Color Red
Midrib Type Brown
Standability Excellent
Planting Rates:
Rows (dryland) 4-8 lbs./Acre
Rows (irrigated) 7-10 lbs./Acre
Broadcast (dryland) 4-9 lbs./Acre
Broadcast (irrigated) 7-12 lbs./Acre
Max Plant Pop. 100,000 plants/Acre
Seeds per Pound 16,000
Adaptive Ratings:
Photosynthetic Type Warm Season
Soil Temperature Warm(60°F)
Water Requirement Very Low
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle Annual
Ease of Establishment Good
Shade Tolerance Poor - Fair
Drought Stress Excellent
Wet Soil Good
Low pH Tolerance Moderate
Minimum pH 6.0
Saline Soils (White Alkali) Good
Saline - Sodic (Black Alkali) Good
Hay Fair
Silage Excellent
Continuous Grazing Do not Graze
Rotational Grazing Do not Graze
Palatability Excellent
Digestibility High
 
 

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
 
 

Greentreat® Dynomo
SORGHUM X SUDANGRASS HYBRID

EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR GRAZING OR FOR HAYING WHERE IT WILL BE MANAGED FOR MULTIPLE CUTS

  • Shortened internodes designed to allow harvest height to be lower (2 inches) than other conventional or BMR hybrids.
  • Creates leaf-to-stem ratios often in excess of 100%.
  • Carries superb re-growth and standability characteristics for
    grazing.
  • The Brachytic Dwarf BMR-6 Gene aims to support maximum digestibility and animal performance.

 

AGRONOMIC TRAITS     FEEDING SYSTEM     LIVESTOCK PURPOSE  
Forage Yield Potential 1   Hay 1   Cow/Calf 1
Drought Stress 2   Baleage 1   Stocker 1
Heat Stress 2   Silage 4   Feeder 2
Disease Tolerance 2   Grazing 1   Heifer 1
Cold Tolerance 2   High Starch Feed 1   Dry Cow 1
Wet Soils 2   Low Starch Feed 4   Lactating Cow 2
               
Avg. Seeds/Lb. (X1000) 13        
Key
1 - best
              9 - worst

DISEASE RESISTANCE     PEST RESISTANCE    
Downy Mildew:     Greenbug:    
Pathotype 1:
MR  
Biotype C:
NA  
Pathotype 3:
S  
Biotype E:
NA  
Anthracnose MR        
Fusarium MR        
           
Resistance Ratings: NA = Not Applicable; U = Undetermined; * = Limited Information/Data; S = Susceptible; MR = Moderate Resistance; R = Resistance

YIELD DATA

Variety DM Yield (T/Ac) CP % ADF % NDF % NDFD % 30-hr. IVTD % 30-hr.
Greentreat® Dynamo 32.20 11.38 34.92 58.11 50.74 71.38
HONEY GRAZE BMR 31.67 6.99 37.50 59.69 42.30 65.56
Honey Sweet 34.20 9.17 39.94 62.91 45.04 65.42
 
 

Greentreat® Plus
SORGHUM X SUDANGRASS HYBRID

DESIGNED FOR AREAS WHERE HEAT AND BROUGHT STRESS ARE A PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO AIMED TO PERFORM WELL UNER A ONE-CUT PROGRAM IN THE WEST.

  • A photoperiod sensitive BMR-6 product with exceptional versatility; was designed to allow for a wider harvest window than any other FORAGE FIRST® Sorghum x Sudangrass product.
  • One of the most drought tolerant Sorghum x Sudangrass
    products in our lineup.
  • Will remain in the vegetative state when the plant receives a minimum of 12 hours and 45 minutes of daily sunlight. Once day length falls below this threshold, it will go to a reproductive state.
  • Outstanding forage yield and quality potential best suited for hay.
AGRONOMIC TRAITS     FEEDING SYSTEM     LIVESTOCK PURPOSE  
Forage Yield Potential 1   Hay 1   Cow/Calf 1
Drought Stress 1   Baleage 2   Stocker 1
Heat Stress 1   Silage 4   Feeder 2
Disease Tolerance 7   Grazing 2   Heifer 1
Cold Tolerance 6   High Starch Feed 1   Dry Cow 1
Wet Soils 6   Low Starch Feed 4   Lactating Cow 2
               
Avg. Seeds/Lb. (X1000) 13        
Key
1 - best
              9 - worst

DISEASE RESISTANCE     PEST RESISTANCE    
Downy Mildew:     Greenbug:    
Pathotype 1:
S  
Biotype C:
NA  
Pathotype 3:
S  
Biotype E:
NA  
Anthracnose S        
Fusarium S        
           
Resistance Ratings: NA = Not Applicable; U = Undetermined; * = Limited Information/Data; S = Susceptible; MR = Moderate Resistance; R = Resistance

YIELD DATA

Variety DM Yield (T/Ac) CP % ADF % NDF % NDFD % 30-hr. IVTD % 30-hr.
Greentreat® Dynamo 45.11 11.24 35.18 56.66 49.54 71.41
HONEY GRAZE BMR 47.94 7.66 42.33 65.95 40.86 61.00
Honey Sweet 34.81 10.51 36.78 59.07 44.72 67.35
 
 
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