Sorghum in Alberta? How to use this crop as a silage option

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What’s tall and showy and a new silage option for Alberta ranchers? Sorghum Sudan grass! The crop is a warm season, fast growing, high nitrogen user that, as silage, is capturing the attention of silage users in Alberta, now that varieties are coming along to better fit the growing area.

As Vern Turchyn, of Viterra, explains in the video below, sorghum has seen a renewed focus on silage vs. dryland production, and can offer some very impressive yields. It’s a corn-looking plant, but Turchyn says is sits somewhere between corn and barley silage for nutrient requirements and silage uses.

Turchyn also discusses seeding rate and equipment needed, weed control, harvest considerations and nutrient requirements of the crop in the video below.

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