Longtail Delight is a multifunctional food source, providing nutrition and protection for upland game birds throughout the fall and winter months. It features the earliest maturing milo available, which is beneficial for northern states. Its short stature provides maximum visibility of your hunting dog.
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre drilled | 12 lbs/acre broadcast
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- Ingredients: White Grain Smart Sorghum™ (Milo)
- Planting Time: Late Spring (when soil temperatures reach 60⁰)
- Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre drilled | 12 lbs/acre broadcast
- Height: Ranges 3.5′ to 4′
- Maturity: 70-80 days
- Safened for improved weed control
- Seeding Depth: ½”
- 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 seed bed 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||Residual & Contact|
|Atrazine 4L (Atrazine)||2-4 pts/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Broadleaves||Residual & Contact|
|Explorer (Mesotrione)||6.0-6.4 oz/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Broadleaves||Residual & Contact|
|Makaze (Glyphosate)||32 oz/a||Apply after planting and before crop emergence||Both||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||Residual & Contact|
|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||Residual & Contact|
|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.
Every acre is different and our goal is to help you know what works best in your area. This 'Growing Regions' section showcases where this species works best. If you have any questions on product placement, feel free to contact our experts and we will help!
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.