Farm Seed Grasses, Millets and Sorghums Sudan Grass Sudangrass (Piper)

Sudangrass (Piper)

Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 2858

Vigorous summer cover crop outcompetes weeds.

Piper Sudan grass is a fine-leaved, warm-season bunchgrass. 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, sudangrass reduces nematode populations as it decomposes. It grows quickly and needs to be mowed regularly to control height (up to 7 ft.). 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. Plant late spring to early summer when the soil is warm, 1-2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (30-40 lb./acre.) Avg. 45,000 seeds/lb.

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1/4 Pound

$6.25
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5 Pounds

$19.55
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25 Pounds

$71.25
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50 Pounds

$130.00
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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.
CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified for each variety listed.
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 comparison chart.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Sorghum bicolor ssp. Drummondii
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
80 - 100 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
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.
Open Pollinated