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.