[Market-farming] sorghum-sudan grass as cover crop

robert schuler sunnfarm at bellatlantic.net
Mon Jul 19 21:44:47 EDT 2004


Try mowing it down when its 3 ft tall then broadcast 50 pounds of ammonia
nitrate 34-0-0 roughly $25 worth of N/acre and watch your organic matter double
for the season. A nice way to convert chemical fertilizer into something
usefull...Bob.

Ken Bezilla wrote:

> We grow sorghum/sudangrass as a summer cover crop.  We disc it under when
> it's still green; if we get to it while it's still 5-6' tall, the discer can
> still handle it, but taller than that (it can get up to 8' tall here in a
> summer with decent rain) and the discer can't handle it, and it has to get
> plowed under...
>
> Ken Bezilla
> East Wind Community
> southern Missouri, zone 6b
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