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Centaur

Forage Sorghum

  • Sudan x Sudan Grass Hybrid
  • Fine stemmed for improved conservation quality
  • Photoperiod sensitive with delayed flowering
  • Increased tillering
  • Good option as a forage or for green manure crops
  • Higher forage quality than other sorghum types
  • Lower prussic acid than other forage sorghums
  • Rapid regrowth and recovery
  • High yields with high quality
  • Excellent for hay and round bale silage
  • Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed

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.

 

Key Features
• Sudan x Sudan Grass Hybrid
• Fine stemmed for improved conservation quality
• Photoperiod sensitive with delayed flowering
• Increased tillering
• Good option as a forage or for green manure crops

 

Advantages
• Higher forage quality than other sorghum types
• Lower prussic acid than other forage sorghums
• Rapid regrowth and recovery

 

Benefits
• High yields with high quality
• Excellent for hay and round bale silage
• Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed

 

Seed Treatments

A range of seed treatments available. Please contact your local supplier for details.

 

Variety Management/Agronomy

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. 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
Irrigation: 15-20kg/ha


*Dryland planting rates based on good stored soil moisture at time of sowing.

 

Forage Sorghum

Forage sorghum is an excellent option for filling feed gaps. Easy to establish, this warm climate annual grass is quick to first grazing and highly productive. It can be readily used for grazing, hay, green-chop and silage production. 

Forage sorghum is an excellent option for filling feed gaps. Easy to establish, this warm climate annual grass is quick to first grazing and highly productive. It can be readily used for grazing, hay, green-chop and silage production. 

Forage sorghum is an excellent option for filling feed gaps. Easy to establish, this warm climate annual grass is quick to first grazing and highly productive. It can be readily used for grazing, hay, green-chop and silage production.