Grain Sorghum

Grain sorghum is a warm season annual that can grow to a height of 3-4 feet and providesan abundance of forage and grain for wildlife. It can make grain in 90 to 120 days depending on the conditions. Best time to plant is March through April for Spring planting and June through July for the Fall. Summer plantings are generally successful when irrigated.

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Description

Grain sorghum is a warm season annual crop that can grow to a height of 3-6’.  Grain sorghum is broadly adapted to many soils and climate conditions.  It provides an abundance of forage and grain for wildlife.  Doves, quail, waterfowl, and turkey relish the seeds.  Grain sorghum is a common component of food plots for doves and quail.  It is also an excellent plant for cover and nurse crops, and for the remediation of extremely saline soils and heavily compacted soils.

Grain sorghum can make grain in 90 to 120 days depending on the conditions.  Best time to plant is March through April for spring plantings and June through July for autumn maturity.  Summer plantings are generally successful when irrigated.

Planting Rate: 8-15 lbs per acre

For more information: Sorghum Plant Guide from USDA NRCS

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

>5'

Wildlife

Doves, Quail, Turkeys