Sorghum

Sorghum is most suited to areas with a favourable climate and over the last few years, it has become one of the most popular game cover crops for growers in the southern half of the country.

This crop is renowned for its versatility and ease of management, though care must still be taken with seed bed preparation, drilling date and weed control to ensure successful establishment. When these conditions are right, they can pay dividends with a strong winter hardy crop.

As sorghum provides cover alone, growers are advised to consider adding a feed element, such as millet, linseed or triticale, to encourage game and provide a supplementary food source for farmland birds. Sorghum is also often planted adjacent to maize where it creates an effective windbreak, particularly on exposed sites.

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