Fertility

  • Please test you soil!
  • Under favorable conditions, apply 1 - 1.25 lbs of Nitrogen/day of planned growth should be available for ultimate growth, with little risk for nitrate poisoning
  • For example, for a planned 40 day harvest, 40 - 45 lbs of Nitrogen should be available throughout the growing season
  • Potassium levels should be maintained similar to that of corn
  • If soil pH is greater than 7.2, an application of Iron may be necessary to prevent Iron Chlorosis

 

Seeding

  • Soil Temperature of 60 degrees F and climbing
  • Average Seeds Per Pound 14,000 - 16,000
  • Planting Depth should be 1" to 1 W', depending on soil moisture Follow recommended seeding rates for your area:
  • Higher Moisture areas: 50 - 60 pounds per acre.
  • High Plains (lower moisture): 20 - 25 pounds per acre
  • Can be no-tilled into the stubble of winter and spring crops
  • Do not plant in soil with pH greater than 7.5 as Iron Chlorosis

 

Avoiding Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning

  • Do not harvest drought stricken plants within four days following a heavy rain
  • Do not apply Nitrogen prior to expected drought periods
  • If in doubt, cut at a higher stubble height as nitrates tend to accumulate in the lower stalk If high Prussic Acid are found, wait one month prior to feeding
  • Unlike excessive nitrates, prussic acid will escape from the plant over time

SS Green Sugar MS

SS Green Sugar TR

SS Evergrow BMR PPS

SS QuickDry BMR

SS Dense Tonnage
BMR BD

SEED COUNT/POUND

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