1 = Poor; 5 = Excellent
BMR (Brown Mid-Rib): BMR 6
Traits: Photo Period Sensitive
Maturity: Medium Late
Seedling Vigor: 3
Recovery After Cutting: 3
Leaf Disease Resistance: 5
Sugarcane Aphid Tolerance: 2
Double Crop: 5
Single Silage Cut: 3
Rapid Dry Down: 2
- Hay Baleage – the wide window of harvest and tremendous quality of the EverGrow BMR PPS make this hybrid a favorite for hay and baleage opportunities
- Grazing – recommended begin height is 24 in. with a stop height of 6-8 in.
- Silage – The large amounts of digestible energy coming from the high quality fiber in EverGrow BMR PPS, along with the tremendous leafiness, means that you can expect a superior, highly nutritious silage product time after time
Emergence (days): 10
- Soil temperature of 60 F and climbing
- Average seeds/pound: 14,000-15,000
- Planting depth should be 1-1½ in., depending on soil moisture
- Follow recommended seeding rates for your area:
Higher moisture areas: 35-50 lbs./acre
High plains (lower moisture): 20-25 lbs./acre
- Can be no-tilled into stubble of winter and spring crops
- Works great following cereal grain production
- 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/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
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 higher stubble height as nitrates tend to accumulate in the lower stalk
- If high prussic acid is found, wait one month prior to feeding. Unlike excessive nitrates, prussic acid will escape from the plant over time
- First cutting: for best quality, plan to harvest within 40 days of growth and less than 40 in. of growth
- Cutting height: for optimum regrowth, crop should be harvested
leaving two nodes or approximately 6-8 in. of plant material
- Use sharp blades: a clean cutting will enhance regrowth
- Sorghum species dry down slowly due to bloom found on the plant (waxy white substance found on stalks): it is advised to swath the harvested crop, allowing it to wilt to desired moisture level, before picking it up for storage
- Quality levels, including NDFd and protein, will decline if crop is harvested after flowering. Harvesting during vegetative growth is imperative to ensure ultimate forage quality.
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