Vigorous summer cover crop outcompetes weeds.Piper Sudangrass is a fine-leaved, warm-season bunchgrass. It will produce large amounts of organic matter, cycle nutrients, suppress weeds, and loosen soil with its deeply penetrating roots. An excellent catch crop for excess nitrogen, sudangrass reduces nematode populations as it decomposes. It prefers hot, dry weather (like corn) and withstands drought-like conditions easily. Sudangrass grows quickly and needs to be mowed regularly to control height (up to 7 ft.), increase root structure, and add more organic matter to the field. Plant late spring to early summer once the soil has warmed to at least 60°F/15.6°C; earlier sowings can be outgrown by cool-weather weeds. Plant 1" deep at 1–2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (30–40 lb./acre.) Avg. 45,000 seeds/lb.
Caution:NOTE: Great for livestock forage, but should be grazed only when mature and NEVER after a frost due to high levels of glucosides, which convert to prussic acid and are toxic.
CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified in the product description.
FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage.
FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky).
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in the product description.