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For more information, please contact Rob Connell, Seeds Product Manager, on
01769 576232 or 01769 576297 or email
info@molevalleyfarmers.com.

 

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Sorghum Seed

Winter Holding Single Crop Sowing




Dwarf Sorghum Shorty 

 

Why choose this product?

 

Low crop canopy, warmth and security makes Shorty the ultimate driving crop.

 

  • Ideal for driving & winter cover

  • Can make excellent flushing points within maize

  • Excellent replacement for kale

  • Add warmth to maize crops when sown adjacent

  • Weed control possible

  • Not suitable for Northern England or Scotland

 

Crop Height 90-100cm

Giant Sorghum Jumbo

 

Why choose this product?

 

Jumbo can be sown later than other Sorghums just watch it grow! Fast growing providing tall cover early in the season.

 

  • Tall dense cover ideally used for a windbreak around maize

  • Good vigour and fast growth

  • Can reach a height of 5-6ft

  • Later drilled crops will have reduced height potential

  • Crops can screen guns allowing them to get in position without disturbing the birds

 

Crop Height 200-220cm 

Intermediate Sorghum Chopper

 

Why choose this product?

 

If rats and badgers are a problem Chopper can provide the right height without the food source produced by Maize.

 

  • Ideal replacement for Maize

  • Makes excellent controlled driving cover

  • Fully tried & tested

  • Herbicide use possible

  • Best sown in June

  • 10 kilo one acre units

 

Crop Height 120-150cm 

 

Sowing & Growing

Seed Rate

12 kilos per acre.  Pack size supplied 12 kilos.

 

Sowing

Method

Drill only

Depth

 1.5 - 2 inches

Row Width

30 inches (same as maize)

Timing

End May - June (when soil maintains 15°C for three consecutive days).

 

Soil

Type preferred

Light well drained soil. 

Seed bed

Firm and fine, aim to retain moisture.

 

Fertiliser

185kg N / 90kg P / 220kg K per hectare.

 

Management

Weed control

Herbicide Programme available (see Herbicide Guidelines). 

Pests

Guard against birds immediately after drilling until crop is well established.

 

Don’t sow Sorghums too early. End May and into June will ensure faster establishment.


 



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