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Characteristics:

  • A drought tolerant perennial forage sorghum.
  • Can be grazed with cattle from a height of 550mm.
  • Can cause prusicacid poisoning if wilted or frosted slightly, when grazed, caution should be taken if you are in doubt.
  • Makes good quality foggage and can be used to make silage, add molasses or silage additives for best results. It is sensitive to frost.
  • Carrying capacity is roughly 1.5 MLU per ha and a DM of 6 tons per ha can be obtained dryland.
CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
*PBR # EXCL
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Perennial Sorghum
(Sorghum spp)
Silk
*Jaffa
Drilled 5-10
Broadcast
10-15
Irrigated 15-20
400+
or irrigated
Warm summer
rainfall areas
Oct-Nov
Jan-Feb
Good adaptability to wide range of soil types

 

 

 

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