Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Sorghum forages: For silage in California

Authors

J. D. Prato
V. L. Marble
D. G. Smeltzer
G. F. Worker

Authors Affiliations

John D. Prato is Extension Agronomy Technologist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Davis; Vern Marble is Extension Agronomist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Davis; Dale G. Smeltzer is Assistant Professor and Assistant Agronomist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Davis; George F. Worker, Jr., is Associate Specialist in Agronomy and Supt., Imperial Valley Field Station, El Centro.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(10):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n10p10. October 1963.

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Abstract

Since their introduction, sudangrass-sorghum hybrids have found some use as a silage crop. However, their principal use for forage will probably continue to be for pasture and green chop. Several dual purpose and intermediate height hybrids offer some lodging resistance. These types have been the only hybrid forage sorghums to gain widespread usage in California. Tall growing types of hybrid forage sorghums should be used with caution. The development of a hybrid forage sorghum type with high yield capacity and lodging resistance continues to be necessary before greater use of sorghum silage can be expected in most areas of California.

Prato J, Marble V, Smeltzer D, Worker G. 1963. Sorghum forages: For silage in California. Hilgardia 17(10):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n10p10
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