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Centaur is characterised by prolific tillering and fast recovery following grazing or cutting. Its fine stems make it ideal for smaller livestock such as sheep and also for hay production. This ensures ease of management, particularly over large areas in periods of wet weather when cutting may be delayed.
• Sudan x sudan grass
• Photoperiod sensitive with delayed flowering
• Profuse tillering
• Higher forage quality than other sorghum types
• Lower prussic acid than other forage sorghums
• Rapid regrowth and recovery
• High yields with high quality
• Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed
• High energy feed with superior sugar content
• Quality increases with maturity
Highest quality without compromising forage yield makes Centaur the perfect choice for any producer looking for a premium forage. Photoperiod sensitivity makes management ultra-flexible.
Agronomy & management
Centaur's fine stems make it ideal for smaller livestock such as sheep and also for hay production. This ensures ease of management, particularly over large areas in periods of wet weather when cutting may be delayed. Grazing or cutting should not be unnecessarily delayed, and it is recommended to graze or cut the crop when it is around 1m-1.5m (3-4ft) tall. Favourable conditions will be conducive to multiple cuts or grazing throughout the season.
Suggested sowing rates
Marginal Dryland:* 3-7kg/ha
Good Dryland:* 7-20kg/ha
*Dryland planting rates based on good stored soil moisture at time of sowing.
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