Speedan

Forage Sorghum

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

See below for more details

Growing Season

Autumn,Summer

Rainfall / Irrigation

300mm+

Speedan® is a Sudan x Sudan forage sorghum. It has been selected as a fast maturing, high quality sorghum suitable for sheep and cattle. Speedan® is well suited to dryland or irrigated environments and has the potential to produce large amounts of dry matter during the summer and autumn period.

 

Key Benefits & Features

» Lower prussic acid levels
» Fine stemmed Sudan x Sudan forage sorghum hybrid
» Quick regrowth after initial cutting/grazing
» Thin leaves and stems making it ideal for hay production and grazing
» Ideal cutting height 1-1.5m

 

Sowing rate

Marginal dryland (300mm-450mm): 2-4 kg/ha
Dryland (450mm-650mm): 5-8 kg/ha
Irrigation (800mm+): 10-20 kg/ha

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