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Sudangrass (Brown Mid Rib)

Organic Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 2826G
Seed Crop Failure

Vigorous summer cover crop outcompetes weeds.

Brown Mid Rib Sudangrass is a warm-season bunchgrass slightly coarser than Piper. It will produce large amounts of organic matter, cycle nutrients, suppress weeds and loosen soil with its deeply penetrating roots. An excellent catch crop for excess nitrogen. It grows quickly and needs to be mowed regularly to control height (up to 7 ft.). Plant late spring to early summer when the soil is warm, 1-2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (30-40 lb./acre.) Organically grown. Avg. 16,000 seeds/lb.
NOTE: Great for livestock forage, but should be grazed only when mature and NEVER after a frost due to high levels of glucosides, which convert to prussic acid and are toxic.
Johnny's Recommended Substitute
Vigorous summer cover crop outcompetes weeds.
Vigorous summer cover crop outcompetes weeds.
80 - 100 Days

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Sudangrass prefers hot, dry weather, like corn, and withstands drought-like conditions easily. Plant once soil temperature has warmed to at least 60-F/15.6-C; earlier sowings can be outgrown by cool-weather weeds. Plant 1" deep. Can be mowed to increase root structure and add more organic matter to the field.
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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified in the product description.
FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage.
FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky).
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in the product description.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Sorghum x drummondii
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
80 - 100 Days
Life Cycle ID
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
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Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
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