Turbo – BMR Sudangrass Hybrid
Turbo is the first BMR-6, brachytic dwarf hybrid sudangrass to hit the market. The BMR-6 gene adds high digestibility to a plant that has very fine stems and tremendous re-growth. The brachytic dwarf trait adds a much tighter distance between internodes, allowing for a lower cutting/grazing height and better standability. The dry stalk trait allows for quick dry down, making this one of the most versatile forage products on the market.
Drilled Seeding Rate: 15 lbs/acre
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- Planting Time: Late Spring – Early Summer
- Sudangrass needs a minimum soil temperature of 60 degrees to germinate.
- Drilled Seeding Rate: 15 lbs/acre
- Ideal Seed Depth: ¾” – 1”
- Sudangrass requires approximately 30 lbs of N, 9 lbs of P₂O₅, 34 lbs of K₂O, and 6 lbs of S per ton of forage produced.
- Apply ½ rate of nitrogen before or immediately after planting, and the other ½ rate 30 days after emergence.
- If crop is intended for multiple cuttings, split apply the total rates recommended between each cutting.
- Do not exceed a total of 10 lbs/a of N+K if fertilizer is placed in-furrow at planting.
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|
|Preplant or Preemergence||Glyphosate**||32 oz/a||Apply any time before crop emergence.||Grasses & Broadleaves||Contact|
|Post-emergence||Broclean (Bromoxynil)||1.0-1.5 pts/a||Apply from 4-leaf stage and prior to reboot stage.||Broadleaves||Contact|
|Starane Ultra (Fluroxypyr)||0.3-0.4 pts/a||Apply from 2-leaf stage and prior to early boot.||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.
- Hay or Haylage: For best performance in a multi-cut system, cut either 40 days after emergence or when the plant is 40″ tall –
whichever comes first. Leave 4″–6″ of stubble to allow best regrowth.
- Cutting stimulates Turbo to tiller which causes the stand to thicken after each harvest.
- In a single cut system, allowing plants to mature to at least the early heading stages will increase yield. Turbo maintains forage
quality very well as it matures.
- Grazing: Begin when plants are at least 18″ tall and graze to a minimum stubble height of 4″–6″ before removing livestock to allow
- Turbo performs best in a rotational grazing system due to its rapid regrowth.
- Nitrates: Sudangrass that is stressed to the point of stunted growth can accumulate nitrates in the lower portion of the plant and
should not be grazed or hayed during these stress periods. Ensiling sudangrass with high levels of nitrates will reduce them to safe
- Prussic Acid: Avoid sudangrass for 5–7 days following a killing frost due to the potential for prussic acid concentrations to reach toxic
levels. After this period, it is safe to graze for the remainder of the season. If haying, the drying process will allow prussic acid to
exit the plant and hay will be safe to feed. Ensiling also eliminates prussic acid concerns in sudangrass.
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!