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Bowie Hydro-mulcher® Erosion Products Fertilizer and Seed
524 South Hwy 156 Justin, TX 76247 • 940-648-2751

Open Pollinated forage sorghum that will produce seed and high sugar qualities producing one big cutting of hay.  Regrowth is poor with low to no Prussic acid issues.  Goes by many names (red top cane, forage cane, orange cant, etc..)  Used like other forage sorghums but with lower seedling vigor (slower to germinate and emerge) and lower yield potential.  Does produce a lower hay quantity but with much higher palatability and if allowed grain can be harvested or silage.

Like all sorghums manage livestock intake.

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Fair

Shade Tolerance: Poor-Fair

Drought Stress: Excellent

Wet Soil: Fair

Anti-Quality: Prussic Acid and Nitrates when short.

Seed/lb.    17,000 approx.

Hay: Excellent

Silage: Fair

Continuous Grazing: Fair

Rotational Grazing: Good

Palatability: Excellent


Planting Time

Planting Depth

Planting Rate

Spring, after last frost


Drilled 80-100 lb.
Rows 25-40 lb.

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