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Pheasant Pheast Management Guide

Planting

  • Planting Time: Late Spring (when soil temperatures reach 60⁰)
  • Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre drilled |   10 lbs/acre broadcast
  • Seeding Depth: ½ – 1“
  • Plant into a clean, firm seed bed when both drilling or broadcasting
  • Package: 50 lb bags

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 season.  

Fertility

  • If maximum biomass is desired, use the fertilizer rates below:
  Recommended Application Rate (Lbs/acre)
Soil Fertility Level Nitrogen (N) Phosphorus (P2O5) Potassium (K2O)
High 20 0 0
Medium 50 30 30
Low 70 45 50

*Rates are recommended if no soil test is taken.

Weed Control

  • 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
Outlook (Dimethenamid-P) 14-18 oz/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
Lumax EZ (Atrazine + S-Metolachlor + Mesotrione) 2.7 qts/a Apply after planting and before crop emergence Grasses & 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.