This warm season blend is developed for someone new to grazing or looking for a lighter forage. A BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass provides a high quality forage with a higher percentage of digestibility. Drought resistant cowpeas can be grown in a wide range of soils to build nitrogen and to attract a variety of beneficial insects. The Daikon Radish helps to reduce compaction, improve water infiltration rates and scavenge N, sulfur, calcium. Japanese Millet is also very drought resistant, tolerant of most soil types, works well in lower fertility soils and produces good bio mass and forage quality. It also has a very fibrous root system to help build soil aggregates. Sunn Hemp provides it greatest forage value when it is grazed at 32-40 inches. It can contribute additional N that can help your other grazing species. It can grow on poor soils with a PH of 5- 7.5 and will grow best in soils with ample amount of P and K. It is also resistant to root knot nematodes. As a grazing forage it can average 18-20% protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN) of 75. Season: Warm Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: Not recommended Drilled: 45 lb/A, 1/2" deep Broadcast: 54 lb/A Aerial: Ask a specialist for details
Dates: Plant after last threat of spring frost
BMR Sorghum Sudangrass - 10 days Cowpeas - 6 to 9 days Radish - 3 to 5 days Japanese Millet - 3 to 5 days Sunn Hemp - 3 days
Inoculate: Graph-Ex for Cover Crops to maximize N production Inter-seeding: Ask a specialist for details
The Piedmont PeakBlend is also a great mix for grazing purposes. See our cover crop brochure or contact a specialist for additional details.