Piper Sudangrass

Piper sudangrass works well as a cover crop either seeded alone or in a summer cover crop mix. It has excellent weed suppressing characteristics and produces high biomass levels. The impressive root system breaks compaction and renovates soils. Piper sudangrass is a fast emerging warm season grass with very rapid growth for short-term pasture/grazing, green-chopping or dry hay as a forage. It recovers quickly after cutting or grazing and is generally a little lower in sugar content compared to other sorghums.

Prussic acid levels increase in both sudangrass and sorghum sudangrass after a killing frost. It is recommended not to graze or cut for 10-28 days after a frost. For more information please consult with your area Bio Till Cover Crop Expert.
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Key Benefits

  • Drought Tolerant

  • Very Aggressive Roots

  • Excellent Forage

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 17 – 22
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth ½” – 1″
Minimum Germination Temperature 65° F
Interseed Not Recommended
Seeds/LB 40,000 – 43,000

Corn Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinch metolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended

Soybean Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88E Quizalofop 8 oz 60 Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 17 – 22
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth ½” – 1″
Min. Germ. F° 65° F
Interseed Not Recommended
Seeds/LB 40,000 – 43,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinch metolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88E Quizalofop 8 oz 60 Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days