Forage Sorghum Product Guide



  • Brown Midrib Silage Sorghum Hybrid
  • High grain yield potential
  • Intermediate tall plants with strong stems
  • Good standability and lodging resistance
  • Wide long leaves poised closely producing a dark, dense canopy for high leaf-stem ratio.
  • Excellent tillering capacity and near simultaneous flowering of main and tiller panicles (good for harvesting at harddough stage silage)
  • High green leaf retention
  • Large leaf number/excellent tillering/high grain yield + brown midrib = Outstanding Silage

Southern Honey

  • Brown Midrib Sorghum-Sudangrass
  • High grain without tannin qualifies it for 80% LDP
  • Extraordinary palatability for grazing or hay
  • Good regrowth and recovery
  • Slightly broader leaves and larger stems than conventional sorghum/sudangrass hybrids
  • High daily weight gains from direct pasture
  • High quality direct pasture and hay hybrid

Southern Star

  • Late maturing sorghum-sudangrass
  • Superior drought resistance
  • Multi-purpose forage
  • Wider window for harvest
  • Higher protein and digestibility than conventional sorghum-sudan hybrids
  • High green leaf retention
  • Excellent tillering, regrowth and recovery

Southern Sweet

  • Brown Midrib
  • Late-Maturity sorghum-sudangrass
  • High palatability
  • Multi-purpose forage
  • Wider harvest window
  • Higher protein and digestibility than conventional sorghum-sudangrass hybrids
  • High green leaf retention
  • Excellent drought resistance
  • Excellent tillering, regrowth, and recovery

Sorghum Chart

SH905F BMR Southern Honey Southern Star Southern Sweet
Plant Characteristics —– —– —– —–
Plant Color Purple Purple Purple Purple
Plant Texture Juicy Juicy Juicy Juicy
Standability 5 5 5 5
Plant Height 6-8ft. 6-8ft. 7-8ft. 7-8ft.
Panicle Type SC Sudan Sudan Sudan
Midrib Type Brown Open Normal BMR
Tillering & Regrowth Capacity 4-5 3-4 5 4-5
Grain Color Planted Red Red Red Red
Maturity/Yield —– —– —– —–
Days to 50% Anthesis 75-80 70-75 90-95 90-95
Harvested Grain Tannin Yes None No No
Harvest Mode H/G/S H/G H/G H/G
Irrigated Tons/Ac (Multiple Cuts) 18-23 18-25 25-30 25-30
Approx. Seeds/Lb 17,000 17,000 16,000 17,000
Planting Information —– —– —– —–
Lbs/Ac Dryland Row  5-15  5-15  5-15  5-15
Lbs/Ac Dryland Broadcast  15-20  15-20  15-20  15-20
Lbs/Ac Irrigated Row  10-15  10-15  10-15  10-15
Lbs/Ac Irrigated Broadcast  35-40  35-40  35-40  35-40

A standard 5 point rating system is used unless otherwise indicated. Ratings are based on comparison with other MMR products of like maturity.
Rating Scale: 1 = Poor to 5 = Excellent
** Agronomic data are insufficient to make a rating at this time

The information and recommendations contained on this page are provided for comparison purposes only and are not guarantees of results, results may vary. This information is provided to assist in the selection of hybrids that will best suit your needs. No warranties either expresses or implied are intended with this information.

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