- Planting Time: Late Spring (when soil temperatures reach 60⁰)
- Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre drilled | 12 lbs/acre broadcast
- Height: Ranges 3.5′ to 5′
- Maturity: 70-95 days
- Safened for improved weed control
- Package: 24 lb bags, 50 lb bags
- Seeding Depth: ½” deep
- Plant into a clean, firm seedbed when both drilling or broadcasting.
If maximum biomass is desired, use the fertilizer rates below:
|Recommended Application Rate (Lbs/acre)|
|Soil Fertility Level||Nitrogen (N)||Phosphorus (P2O5)||Potassium (K2O)|
*Rates are recommended if no soil test is taken.
Plant into a clean, weed-free seedbed and use the herbicide options below for optimal weed control:
|Timing||Herbicide||Rate||Notes||Weeds Controlled||Control Method|
|Preemergence||Dual II Magnum (S-Metolachlor)||1.0-1.67 pts/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Grasses||Residual|
|Sharpen (Saflufenacil)||1-2 oz/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Broadleaves||Contact & Residual|
|Atrazine 4L (Atrazine)||2-4 pts/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Broadleaves||Contact & Residual|
|Explorer (Mesotrione)||6.0-6.4 oz/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Broadleaves||Contact & Residual|
|Makaze (Glyphosate)||32 oz/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Grasses & Broadleaves||Contact|
|Postemergence||Yukon (Dicamba + Halosulfuron)||4-6 oz/a||Apply from 3- to 5-leaf stage. Use drop nozzles if crop is 8” or taller||Broadleaves||Contact & Residual|
|Broclean (Bromoxynil)||1-1.5 pts/a||Apply from 4-leaf to boot stage||Broadleaves||Contact|
|Atrazine (Atrazine)||2-4 pts/a||Apply before crop reaches 12″ in height||Broadleaves||Contact & Residual|
|Rifle (Dicamba)||8 oz/a||Apply from 3- to 5-leaf stage. Use drop nozzles if crop is 8” or taller||Broadleaves||Contact|
|2,4-D (2,4-D)||0.12-1 lb ae/a||Apply when crop is 5-12” tall. Use drop nozzles if crop is 8” or taller.||Broadleaves||Contact|
|Starane Ultra (Fluroxypyr)||0.4 pts/a||Apply from 3- to 7-leaf stage. Use drop nozzles from 8-leaf to boot stage.||Broadleaves||Contact|
Disclaimer: All products and rates were provided by university-based sources and product labels. Always follow label instructions and consult your local chemical dealer and seed dealer before making any applications or planting of seed.
Food Plot Power™ Tip
Don't jump the gun and seed too early in the spring. Sorghum is a warm-season species and will not respond well at all to cold temperatures after establishment. The quick maturing varieties allow for plenty of time to reach seed production before hunting.