TYPE: Annual bunchgrass
HEIGHT: 5 - 8 feet
HABITAT: Loves heat and drought tolerant
SEEDING RATE: Plant 25 lbs per acre
Grows 5-8 feet and produces over 2,000 lbs of seed per acre under the right conditions. It can be flooded for waterfowl or left dry for upland birds. Sudangrass supplies winter cover as well as an abundance of hard seed which lasts until spring. It is known for suppressing weeds, loosening soil and adds a healthy amount of organic matter to the soil. This fast growing grass loves heat and will grow on average soil with no irrigation. Matures in 100-120 days.
Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here). These species should be planted after the last chance of frost. Drill 25 lbs per acre about 1” to 2” deep, roll if possible, or spin spread 30 lbs per acre, lightly harrow to cover seed and roll if possible. Spread 100 lbs of 16-16-16 and 150 lbs of 46-0-0 fertilizer.