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/ADrilled: 15 – 20
Broadcast: 17 – 22
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth½” – 1″
Minimum Germination Temperature65° F
InterseedNot Recommended
Seeds/LB40,000 – 43,000

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinchmetolachlor1.67 pt15-50
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 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 Depth½” – 1″
Min. Germ. F°65° F
InterseedNot Recommended
Seeds/LB40,000 – 43,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinchmetolachlor1.67 pt15-50
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended

Soybean Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days