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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. 84,600 seeds/lb.

Product Price Qty
28581/4 Pound  $6.05 
28585 Pounds  $19.00 
285825 Pounds  $69.25 
285850 Pounds  $126.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   80-100

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Shipping Information & Notes

Sudan Grass prefers hot and dry weather, like corn, and withstands drought-like conditions easily. Plant once soil temperature has warmed to at least 60 degrees; earlier sowings will be outgrown by cool weather weeds. Plant ½-1½" deep. Can be mowed to increase root structure and add more organic matter to the field.

25-lb. and 50-lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. The appropriate "Zone" additional shipping charges will be added at checkout. Please remember to provide a street address.

SHIPPING NOTE: Orders to Canada require phytosanitary inspection. The cost for this inspection starts at $125.00 USD.

Farm Seed & Cover Crops | Comparison Chart

Note: Additional shipping charges apply to the sizes listed below, and will be added to your final total.

Product Size Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
25 Pounds $11.00 $18.00 $86.00 $51.00
50 Pounds $15.00 $28.00 $139.00 $74.00

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Growing Information

Green Manures

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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