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Forage Sorghum

Forage Sorghum

A warm season annual that is an excellent choice for a one cut system (like corn silage) on marginal corn ground. Uses 30% less water than corn and less nitrogen too. BMR trait has improved forage sorghums dramatically and they are now considered an excellent feed for dairy cattle. Energy levels are comparable to corn with protein levels around 10 to 12%

Forage sorghums are generelly taller, produce more leaves, and are later maturing than typical grain sorghum hybrids. Forage sorghums can produce very high bio-mass yields, but have limited re-growth potential making them excellent choices for single-cut silage and standing green chop production uses.
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  • AF7101 Forage Sorghum

    AF7101 Forage Sorghum is the earliest maturing forage sorghum in the Alta Seeds line up. This product is primarily positioned to suit the shorter growing season conditions in the Northern US. This BMR 6 product features high quality forage that is highly digestible and provides producers with top yields. Tremendous seedling emergence coupled with a dry stalk allow AF7101 forage sorghum the versatility to be used in double cropping systems, including those looking for a single chop harvest with a source of starch. TAKING EARLY ORDERS FOR 2014
    • Early season silage with grain
    • Harvest 82-85 days after emergence
    • Very good early vigor
    • Dry stalk for quick dry down
    • Versatile product
    • Double crop silage option
    • BMR-6 provides excellent nutrition

    Tech Sheets
    AF7101 Tech Sheet
    $130.00
    / bag
  • AF7102 Forage Sorghum

    AF7102 Forage Sorghum is the earliest BMR-6 brachytic dwarf on the market. Northern producers are finally able to reach high yield potential with tremendous forage quality of a BMR-6 without the issue of lodging. AF7102 forage sorghum appears to work best in areas north of I-70 where humidity and the shorter growing season tend to be a challenge. The tillering capabilities of this forage sorghum hybrid are unsurpassed, allowing for increased yields and ground cover. TAKING EARLY ORDERS FOR 2014
    • Earliest BMR 6 Brachytic Dwarf
    • Harvest 85-89 days after emergence
    • Brachytic dwarf genetics provide stout stalks for excellent standability
    • Outstanding digestibility from BMR-6
    • Excellent for silage
    • Double crop silage option

    Tech Sheets
    AF7102 Tech Sheet
    $173.00
    / bag
  • AF7201 Forage Sorghum

    AF7201 Forage Sorghum is a shorter statured and earlier version of the full season BMR 6 forage sorghums. Under most conditions, AF7201 will yield with the more full-season hybrids and has improved standabilty. AF7201 forage sorghum performs well under dry land conditions due to very good heat and stress tolerance. This shorter season hybrid provides forage production options in areas where most full-season products are unable to mature. The increase in standabilty is an advantage under all conditions. The BMR 6 characteristic has significantly lower lignin levels for improved palatability and digestibility therefore increasing milk and beef production. TAKING EARLY ORDERS FOR 2014
    • Mediun-early silage with grain
    • Harvest 90-95 days after emergence
    • BMR-6 provides excellent nutrition
    • Great on dry land or limited irrigation
    • Dry stalk for quick dry down
    • Excellent double crop choice

    Tech Sheets
    AF7201 Tech Sheet
    $125.00
    / bag
  • AF7202 Forage Sorghum

    AF7202 Forage Sorghum is a medium season BMR-6 brachytic dwarf forage sorghum. It provides high yield potential with tremendous forage quality of a BMR-6 without the issues of lodging. This hybrid appears to work best in areas south of I-70 where humidity and disease tend to be a challenge. The tillering capabilities of this hybrid are unsurpassed, allowing for increased yields and ground cover. This forage sorghum hybrid is the answer for those in the South looking for a forage sorghum with high-yielding, high- quality, soft dough cutting with the potential for an additional cutting of equal yield and quality. TAKING EARLY ORDERS FOR 2014
    • Medium- Early Brachytic Dwarf
    • Harvest 90-95 days after emergence
    • Brachytic dwarf genetics provide stout stalks for excellent standability
    • Exceptional digestibility from BMR-6
    • Great yield for maturity
    • Excellent silage choice

    Tech Sheets
    AF7202 Tech Sheet
    $173.00
    / bag
  • AF7301 Forage Sorghum

    AF7301 is the next generation of BMR 6 forage sorghums. As a male sterile product, it will not produce grain in the absence of nearby pollen. This offers several distinct advantages. AF7301 forage sorghum is high yielding, produces high levels of non-structural carbohydrates in the stalk, provides improved forage digestibility and overall energy content, and under most conditions, can be allowed to reach a moisture level where it can be harvested in a single pass through the field. Without grain, the plant will not cannibalize the stalk. This means it will have higher energy content than other grain-producing BMR hybrids. AF7301 forage sorghum has improved standabilty when compared to earlier BMR hybrids. TAKING EARLY ORDERS FOR 2014
    • Harvest 95-105 days after emergence
    • Male sterile product for high energy forage
    • BMR-6 provides excellent nutrition
    • Double crop option

    Tech Sheets
    AF7301 Tech Sheet
    $125.00
    / bag
  • AF7401 Forage Sorghum

    AF7401 represents the newest generation of hybrid forage sorghums. This product features a genetic combination that enhances both productivity and efficiency. AF7401 has reduced internode length—creating a very compact, leafy and prolific plant. However, it will yield with taller sorghums due to the standabilty and tillering attributes of the brachytic dwarf characteristic. Producers will have the best of both worlds, excellent forage qualities and a dependable high-yielding feedstock. Benefits of the BMR 6 trait include significantly lower lignin concentrations and high digestibility. TAKING EARLY ORDERS FOR 2014
    • Harvest 110-115 days after emergence
    • BMR-6 for superior forage quality
    • Heavy tillering for high yields
    • Brachytic dwarf genetics provide stout stalks for excellent standability

    Tech Sheets
    AF7401 Tech Sheet
    $173.00
    / bag
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