KD 700 BMR Dry Stalk

SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS
(Sorghum bicolor X Sudangrass)

  • Signicant increase in Digestibility
  • Signicant increase in Palatability
  • Signicant increase in Effciency

KD 700 is a dry stalk BMR6 summer annual forage grass that yields. The two key benefits of this hybrid are increased digestibility and improved dry down with the dry stalk trait. Dry stalk hybrids have (3-4%) lower moisture in the vegetative stage and (8-10%) lower moisture in the mature stage. KD 700 is a very grassy hybrid that regrows quickly and tillers profusely. The NDF  fiber digestibility of this hybrid is significantly better as a result of reduced lignin content of the  fiber. With the reduction in lignin the end product is easier to chew allowing increased intake and less undigested waste. We recommend harvest in the boot stage in order to get the best nutritional value, yield and regrowth. This hybrid provides high quality feed for grazing, balage, hay and occasionally silage. ***This hybrid has outperformed several bmr sudangrass hybrids in trials across the US.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Anthracnose: R

Downy Mildew: MR

AGS Grain w/Annual Ryegrass Mix

Early Seeding Vigor: Excellent

Recovery After Cutting: Very Good

Maturity: 50-55 days to boot

Harvest: 40-50 inches or in the early boot stage

Uniformity: Good

Midrib Type: BMR6

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 15,000-18,000

Drilled: 20-35 (Dryland), 45-60 (Irrigated)

Broadcast: 25-40 (Dryland), 50-65 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Photoperiod: Insensitive

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Stress: Good

Double Cropping: Excellent

Minimum pH: 6.0

Hay/Balage: Excellent

Silage/Greenchop: Excellent

Rotational Grazing: Excellent

Digestibility: Excellent

Palatability: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

First Cutting: 40-50 days

Second Cutting: 25-30 days

Third Cutting: 25-30 days

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • Brown midrib
  • Low water requirements
  • Highly palatable and digestible
  • High yield potential
  • Short maturity – 40-50 days
  • Fine stems with the dry stalk for quick dry-down

Seeding:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 62 degrees F
  • KD 700 is normally planted between April 10 and July 10
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble of other crops
  • Planting depth should be 1”

Harvest:

  • KD 700 is normally harvested 40-50 days after seeding
  • Energy will increase in the early boot stage as sugar forms in the stalks and leaves
  • Prompt harvest ensures a higher quality feed value

KD 600 BMR Brachytic Dwarf

FORAGE SORGHUM
(Sorghum bicolor X Sorghum)

KD 600 is a brachytic dwarf BMR 6 forage sorghum that yields very well. KD 600 has a dwarf trait which keeps the plant short and adds leaves. The result is a dense leafy plant which will make as much or more tonnage as the taller hybrids that would fall down. This hybrid will get 6-7 ft and maintain a healthy stand. The BMR6 trait indicates reduced lignin which improves the NDF  fiber digestibility and IVTD. The leaves this hybrid produces are immense creating an excellent canopy ideal for reducing weed pressure and evaporation. This hybrid can be cut one of two ways 1] Boot Stage (Wilt Dry Balage or Silage) or 2] Soft Dough Stage (Direct Chop Silage). When cut in the boot stage, producers often have the option to obtain a second cutting. When cut in the soft dough stage, you direct chop it once. This hybrid can produce excellent tonnage – up to 20-30 tons depending on planting date and growing conditions. KD 600 needs to be planted in late spring – early summer to reach full potential.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Anthracnose: R

Downy Mildew: R

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Good

Growth Habit: Upright with grain

Recovery After Cutting: Good

Maturity: 95 days to soft dough

Uniformity: Excellent

Plant Color: Tan

Midrib Type: Brown

Standablity: Good

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 13,000-15,000

Rows: 3-5 (Dryland), 5-7 (Irrigated)

Drilled: 4-6 (Dryland), 6-8 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Stress: Good

Minimum pH: 6.0

Silage: Excellent

Balage: Excellent

Harvest: One cut direct chop soft dough stage for silage

Harvest: Two cut swath at boot stage and wilt for balage

Palatability: Excellent

Digestibility: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • Highly digestible
  • 1/3 less inputs as compared to corn
  • 40% greater IVDMD over standard forage sorghum
  • Equal to corn in milk production
  • Good disease package

Seeding:

  • 62 degrees F. soil temperature minimum
  • 1” planting depth
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble
  • Plant in soils with PH less than 7.5 to 8.0 as chlorosis can be a severe problem

Harvest:

  • KD 600 normally harvests in 95 days in the soft dough stage
  • Energy will increase upon heading as the carbohydrates form in the grain head

KD 500 Sweet Sugar

SORGO-SUDANGRASS
(Sorghum bicolor X Sudangrass)

  • Small seeded and thin stemmed type
  • Dark green color
  • Anthracnose and Downy Mildew resistance

KD 500 Sweet Sugar is an excellent summer annual forage grass for hay, grazing and green chop. It is a quick growing high yielding hybrid with a high leaf to stem ratio. Quick regrowth makes it suitable for multiple cuttings. Protein level can reach 12-14% and TDN as much as 58-62%. Stems will be sweet and thin making it highly palatable. Harvest at 40”-50” height (early boot stage) or begin grazing at 24” for the best yield and forage quality. To increase daily gains and produce similar or better tonnage plant one of our tested BMR hybrids that will increase the efficiency of feeding cattle through greater digestibility and palatability.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Anthracnose: R

Downy Mildew: R

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Excellent

Growth Habit: Upright

Recovery After Cutting: Excellent

Maturity: 63 days to boot

Uniformity: Excellent

Midrib Type: Non-BMR

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 19,000-21,000

Drilled: 20-30 (Dryland), 35-75 (Irrigated)

Broadcast: 25-40 (Dryland), 50-80 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Very Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Stress: Excellent

Minimun pH: 6.0

Hay: Excellent

Silage/Greenchop: Excellent

Continuous Grazing: Rotational grazing recommended

Rotational Grazing: Excellent

Palatability: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

First cutting: 45-55 days

Second cutting: 25-30 days

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • Thin stemmed small-seeded type
  • Dark green color with high yield potential
  • Green top trait (further extension)
  • Good disease resistance package
  • Resistance to anthracnose and downy mildew

Seeding:

  • 62 Degrees F. Minimum Soil Temperature
  • Can no-till into stubble from spring and winter crops
  • Plant at depth of 1”

Harvest:

  • KD 500 normally harvests between 45-55 days after seeding
  • Energy will increase in the early boot stage as sugar forms in the stalks and leaves
  • Harvest prior to heading or feed quality will decline

KD 400 BMR

SORGHUM-SUDANGRASS
(Sorghum bicolor X Sudangrass)

KD 400 BMR is an excellent dryland hybrid with sweet juicy stalks. It yields as good as conventional hybrids but the cattle will prefer this hybrid over non bmr hybrids. KD 400 BMR has reduced lignin which improves two things:  fiber digestibility and palatability. Digestibility because the NDF Fiber is easier to digest with low lignin BMR6 forages. Palatability because the reduction in lignin makes the stems less rigid and easier to chew. With the increase in efficiency and utilization KD 400 BMR will give you better gain per acre. We have seen yields as good as our Non BMR variety KD 500 Sweet Sugar. KD 400 BMR is better nutritionally, grows off faster, has finer stems, yields better and regrows more aggressively. This hybrid is good for dryland grazing, hay, balage, or silage.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Anthracnose: R

Downy Mildew: MR

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Excellent

Recovery After Cutting: Very Good

Maturity: 50-55 days to boot

Harvest: 40-50 inches or in the early boot stage

Uniformity: Good

Midrib Type: BMR6

Plant Type: Drought Tolerant Juicy

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 15,000-18,000

Rows: 20-35 (Dryland), 45-60 (Irrigated)

Drilled: 25-40 (Dryland), 50-65 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Photoperiod: Insensitive

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Tolerance: Excellent

Double Cropping: Excellent

Minimum pH: 6.0

Hay/Balage: Excellent

Silage/Greenchop: Excellent

Rotational Grazing: Excellent

Digestibility: Excellent

Palatability: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

First cutting: 40-55 days

Second cutting: 25-30 days

Third cutting: 25-30 days

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • Brown midrib
  • Low water requirements
  • Highly palatable and digestible
  • High yield potential
  • Short maturity – 40-55 days

Seeding:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 62 degrees F
  • KD 400 BMR is normally planted between April 10 and July 10
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble of other crops
  • Planting depth should be 1”

Harvest:

  • KD 400 BMR is normally harvested 40-55 days after seeding
  • Energy will increase in the early boot stage as sugar forms in the stalks and leaves
  • Prompt harvest prior to heading ensures a higher quality feed value

KD 525 Sweet Sugar DM

SORGO-SUDANGRASS
(Sorghum bicolor X Sudangrass)

KD 525 Sweet Sugar DM is a higher yielding summer annual forage grass for hay, grazing, balage, greenchop or carbon-builder/cover crop. The delayed maturity trait is an improvement over standard hybrids because it provides a wider window of harvestability. KD 525 continues developing a root system beyond that of a standard hybrid. This provides improved drought tolerance and increased yield. Although KD 525 can be harvested at the same stage as a standard hybrid, standard hybrids typically need to be cut at 55 days while KD 525 can be cut between 55-85 days. With the extra days of growth you can add to your yield whether you are planning to cut it once or multiple times. KD 525 has a higher leaf to stem ratio and sweet stems making it a highly palatable forage. The TDN can reach 58-62% and protein levels have been lab tested at 1416% which is 2-4% higher than standard varieties.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Anthracnose: R

Downy Mildew: R

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Excellent

Growth Habit: Upright

Recovery After Cutting: Excellent

Maturity: 85-90 days

Uniformity: Excellent

Midrib Type: Non-BMR

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 19,000-21,000

Drilled: 25-40 (Dryland), 60-75 (Irrigated)

Broadcast: 30-45 (Dryland), 65-80 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Tolerance: Excellent

Minimun pH: 6.0

Hay: Excellent

Silage/Greenchop: Excellent

Continuous Grazing: Rotational grazing recommended

Rotational Grazing: Excellent

Palatability: Excellent

Cover Crop/Carbon Builder: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

First cutting: 55-85 days

Second cutting: 35-40 days

Third cutting: 25-30 days

Management-Production Guide:

Sweet Sugar:

  • Higher protein with delayed maturity (DM) trait
  • The (DM) delayed maturity trait produces a
    sorghum sudan that is 25-30 days later in maturity.
    The DM characteristic allows the grower a higher
    quality, higher yielding product coupled by a wide
    window of harvestability. The results of this hybrid
    are a higher protein forage. This hybrid responds
    well to available moisture and fertility but also has
    excellent drought tolerance.

Key Points:

  • Delayed maturity (DM)
  • Superior drought tolerance with the ability to keep growing and developing a root system
  • 2-4% higher protein than standard varieties
  • Proven increased yield when utilized correctly
  • Excellent tillering which allows for smaller stems
  • Holds green leaves from top to bottom of plant

Characteristics:

  • Stalk- juicy sweet
  • Standibility- excellent
  • Tillering- outstanding
  • Height- 8-10 ft.
  • Plant Seed Color- red
  • Days to 50%  owering- 90-95 days

KD 325 H-FS

FORAGE SORGHUM
(Sorghum bicolor X Sorghum)

  • Quick growing & high yielding BMR silage variety
  • Improved digestibility equals milk production of Corn
  • Requires less inputs and water than Corn for same production

KD 325 H-FS – a medium maturity one cut silage with grain for maximizing tonnage and digestibility. This hybrid grows o quickly making it suitable for double cropping. It should be ready to harvest in 95 days or in the soft dough stage. KD 325 has good stalk strength giving it excellent standability. Lignin has been reduced to improve the digestibility significantly. Daily gains are increased by feeding our BMR hybrids VS the non BMR. With years of research we have identified hybrids like KD 325 with increased digestibility that will produce comparable yields to the non BMR hybrids. This hybrid also has the dry stalk trait. This helps because when the grain is in the soft dough stage the whole plant needs to be at a moisture that can be ensiled around 65-70%. Some hybrids do not have this trait which keeps them from drying down at the right time and the grain ends up getting past the soft dough stage, which is when the cattle can’t utilize that grain and it goes to waste.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Downy Mildew: R

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Good

Harvest: Direct chop for silage at soft dough

Harvest: Has the ability to be cut twice in the boot stage

Maturity: 95 days to soft dough

Uniformity: Excellent

BMR Type: Gene 6

Standablity: Good

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 13,000-15,000

Rows: 4-5 (Dryland), 5-6 (Irrigated)

Drilled: 5-6 (Dryland), 6-7 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Stress: Good

Minimum pH: 6.0

Silage: Excellent

Digestibility: Excellent

Palatability: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

Height at Maturity: 8 feet

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • Highly digestible
  • 1/3 less water required as compared to corn
  • 40% greater IVDMD over standard forage sorghum
  • Equal to corn in milk production
  • Good disease package

Seeding:

  • 62 degrees F. soil temperature minimum
  • 1” planting depth
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble
  • Plant in soils with PH less than 7.5 to 8.0 as chlorosis can be a severe problem

Harvest:

  • KD 325 H-FS normally harvests in 90-95 days after seeding
  • Energy will increase upon heading as the carbohydrates form in the grain head

KD 300 H-FS

FORAGE SORGHUM
(Sorghum bicolor X Sorghum bicolor)

  • High yields and improved digestibility equals increased feeding efficiency
  • Improved digestibility equals milk production of Corn
  • Requires less inputs and water than Corn for same production

KD 300 H-FS is a high yielding sweet forage sorghum. It is a quick growing medium early maturity hybrid. The sugar content has sampled as high as 21% making it the sweetest hybrid in multiple third party trials. KD 300 is an excellent energy source for your cattle. Harvest can be for hay or silage (planting rates vary). The optimal harvest stage is after it has headed out for the highest sugar content and improved yield. Cattle prefer this hybrid over conventional hybrids because of the improvement in palatability. With the reduction in lignin this hybrid is easier to chew and digest which allows the cattle to increase intake and gain more.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Downy Mildew: R

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Good

Growth Habit: Upright with Sterile Head

Cuttings: One

Maturity: 80-85 days

Uniformity: Excellent

Midrib Type: BMR

Standablity: Good

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 14,000-16,000

Rows: 4-6 (Dryland), 6-8 (Irrigated)

Drilled: 8-10 (Dryland), 10-12 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Ease of Establishment: Good

Drought Stress: Good

Minimum pH: 6.0

Hay: Excellent

Silage: Excellent

Continuous Grazing: OK to graze re-growth

Digestibility: Excellent

Palatability: Excellent

Fertilizer: 1-1¼ units N per growing day

Double cropping: Excellent

Harvest: one cutting early heading stage

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • Highly digestible
  • 1/3 less water required as compared to corn
  • Improved NDFD and IVTD over standard forage sorghum
  • Equal to corn in milk production
  • Good disease package
  • Sterile Hybrid

Seeding:

  • 62 degrees F. soil temperature minimum
  • 1” planting depth
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble
  • Plant in soils with PH less than 7.5 to 8.0 as chlorosis can be a severe problem

Harvest:

  • KD 300 H-FS normally harvests in 80-85 days in early heading stage
  • Energy will increase substantially upon heading as sugar forms in the stalks and leaves

KD Soft Leaf Hybrid Pearl Millet

(Pennisetum americanum)

  • Dwarf type hybrid with high yield potential
  • Widely adapted to many diverse geographic regions
  • No Prussic Acid concerns

KD Soft Leaf Hybrid Pearl Millet is a shorter dwarf type hybrid pearl millet producing quick high yields. It only requires 66 days to the boot stage. KD Soft Leaf Hybrid Pearl Millet has high levels of tolerance to many pathogens and high humidity. It thrives on as little as 16 inches of water; however, greatest tonnage will be produced with greater water availability. KD Soft Leaf with its short plant stature, means that the forage produced is virtually all leaves. This high leaf mass assures KD Soft Leaf very high protein concentrations and high TDN values.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:

Leaf Disease: R

Anthracnose: R

Agronomic Traits:

Early Seeding Vigor: Good

Growth Habit: Short

Recovery After Cutting: Good (Cut above 2” node)

Maturity: 66 days to boot

Uniformity: Excellent

Midrib Type: Dry

Planting Rates:

Seeds per Pound: 60,000

Drilled: 6-8 (Dryland), 8-10 (Irrigated)

Broadcast: 10-12 (Dryland), 12-14 (Irrigated)

Adaptation Ratings:

Soil Temperature: Warm (62º)

Water Requirement: Low

Crop Use Information:

Life Cycle: Annual

Drought Stress: Good

Hay: Excellent

Silage: Excellent

Continuous Grazing: Do Not Continuous Graze

Rotational Grazing: Excellent

Palatability: Good

Management-Production Guide:

Traits:

  • High Quality-High Yield potential
  • Tolerant of high temperatures and humidity
  • Tolerates frequent harvesting
  • Shorter type hybrid, high leaf density
  • Extreme uniformity
  • Low water requirements

Seeding:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 65 degrees F
  • Can be no-tilled into existing stubble
  • Planting depth should be 1/2”

Harvest:

  • KD Soft Leaf Hybrid Pearl Millet is usually harvested 55-60 days after seeding
  • Harvest in the early boot stage for the most tonnage and nutritional quality

KD 100B Grain

HYBRID GRAIN SORGHUM

  • Outstanding yield performance in maturity class
  • Very large area of adaptability
  • Overall good agronomic package

KD 100B Grain Hybrid Grain Sorghum has a wide window of adaptability from north to south. This hybrid adapts well to various soil types and conditions. KD 100B Grain can o er dependable yields even under stressful conditions. If you are needing a medium-early maturity hybrid that yields big in its maturity class, look no further. KD 100B Grain can do the job for you.

Disease/Insect/Ratings:

Anthracnose: 2

Downy Mildew: 2

Fusarium: 2

Head Smut: 2

Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus: 2

Greenbug Biotypes Tolerant: C

Agronomic Traits:

Yield Potential: 1

Emergence: 2

Early Vigor: 2

Stress Tolerance: 2

Standability: 2

Drought Tolerance: 1

Planting Rates:

We strongly recommend you follow the accepted agronomic and cultural practices for grain sorghum production in your growing region.

Average Seeds per Pound: 13,000-15,000
Grain Sorghum Bag Weight: 50lb

Ratings: 1= Best 5= Least

Adaptation Ratings:

Relative Maturity: Medium-Early

Days to Midbloom: 58-62 days

Plant Profile:

Grain Color: Bronze
Test Weight: Very Good
Threshability: Excellent
Plant Height: 38-42”
Stalk Quality: Very Good
Root Strength: Very Good
Head Type: Semi-Open
Head Exertion: Very Good

KD 125R Grain

HYBRID GRAIN SORGHUM

  • Tremendous yield potential
  • Excellent grain quality
  • Disease and greenbug C & E resistant
  • High test weig

KD 125R Grain is a medium-season hybrid grain sorghum. This hybrid has dark red grain, quick emergence in cooler soils, high grain quality, and strong, healthy plants, making this hybrid an excellent choice. KD 125R Grain gives you the maximum yield possible under a variety of weather conditions.

Disease/Insect/Ratings:

Anthracnose: 2

Downy Mildew: 1

Fusarium: 2

Head Smut: 1

Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus: 1

Greenbug Biotypes Tolerant: C & E

Agronomic Traits:

Yield Potential: 1

Emergence: 1

Early Vigor: 1

Stress Tolerance: 2

Standability: 2

Planting Rates:

We strongly recommend you follow the accepted Agronomic and cultural practices for grain
sorghum production in your growing region.

Average Seeds per Pound: 13,000-15,000
Grain Sorghum Bag Weight: 50lb

Ratings: 1= Best 5= Least

Adaptation Ratings:

Relative Maturity: Medium

Days to Midbloom: 70-74 days

Plant Profile:

Grain Color: Red

Test Weight: Excellent

Threshability: Excellent

Plant Height: 48-52”

Stalk Quality: Very Good

Root Strength: Very Good

Head Type: Semi-Open

Head Exertion: Very Good