Sorghum (Egyptian Wheat)

    Description

    Surprise! Egyptian wheat is a… sorghum. As one of the tallest growing cover crop species, this is a good biomass builder that can also be used as a view blocker. Eventually what goes up must come down so when freezing or wind damage occurs, the seed heads which may be 12 feet high lodge over to the ground to make great feed and habitat for game birds.

    Sorghum (Egyptian Wheat)

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      Seeding Rate: 10-15 lbs per acre.

        Description

        Surprise! Egyptian wheat is a… sorghum. As one of the tallest growing cover crop species, this is a good biomass builder that can also be used as a view blocker. Eventually what goes up must come down so when freezing or wind damage occurs, the seed heads which may be 12 feet high lodge over to the ground to make great feed and habitat for game birds.
        When is the right time to plant?

        Sorghum (Egyptian Wheat) has a minimum germination temp of 60 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential None
        Seeds/lb 20,000
        C/N at Maturity High
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Deep Fibrous
        Cold Kill 32 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 4 - 10 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity 105 days
        Lasting Residue Excellent
        Palatability Good
        Hay Harvest Fair
        Regrowth Fair
        Deep Compaction Very Good
        Surface Compaction Very Good
        Weed Suppression Excellent
        Crimp Kill Difficult

        Planting

        Plant Depth .75-1.5
        Min Germ Temp 60 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 10-15 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 20-30 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Excellent
        Drought Excellent
        Shade Poor
        Wet Soil Fair
        Low Fertility Fair
        Low pH Soil Good
        High pH Salinity Fair
        High pH Calcareous Poor

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