Summer Select 89 W grain sorghum is a medium early variety that produces outstanding yields of a high density, high bushel weight, white grain. This semi-open panicle has good exertion and is easy threshing. The leaf quality is very good and shows stay-green and excellent resistance to drought. Standability is very good due to a stiff stalk and deep root system.

  • Anthracnose tolerance
  • Medium early maturity
  • Food Grade Sorghum
  • Excellent yield potential

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Summer Select

1 = Poor; 5 = Excellent

Grain Color: White
Plant Color: Tan
Standability: 5
Plant Height: 40-45 in.
Panicle Type: Semi-Open
Panicle Exertion: 4
Threshability: 5

Disease and Pest Reaction

Head Smut: 5
Fusarium: 5
Downy Mildew: 5
Greenbug Resistance: C&E


Maturity to Mid-Bloom: 58-62
Harvested Grain Tannin: None
Pre-Flower Stress Tolerance: 5
Irrigated bu/ac: 120-140
Irrigated lbs/ac: 6000-8000


  • Great option for double crop in most areas, or as a late planted dryland or irrigated hybrid
  • A food grade sorghum with tremendous yields and quality

Planting Time:
Emergence (days): 10

Seeding Information:

  • Soil temperature of 60 F and climbing
  • Average seeds/pound: 15,500
  • Planting depth should be 1-2 in., depending on soil moisture
  • Follow recommended seeding rates for your area:

Higher moisture areas: 4-6 lbs./acre
High plains (lower moisture): 2-3 lbs./acre

  • Do not plant in soil with pH greater than 7.5 as iron chlorosis
    may become an issue


  • Please test your soil!
  • Under favorable conditions, 1-1¼ lbs of nitrogen per day of planned growth should be available for ultimate growth, with little risk for nitrate poisoning. For example, for a planned 90 day harvest, 90-112 lbs. of nitrogen should be available.
  • 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

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