Sorghum-Sudangrass Hybrids
Sorghum bicolor x S. bicolor var. sudanense

Sudex, Sudax (DeKalb reg brand)

Summer annual grass

Uses

Plant Highlights

Cultural Traits

Planting

Planting depth: 1/2 - 1.5 inches

Seeding Method

Seed Cost: .21-.66 $/lb

Seed Availability: Readily available

Cultivars

Cultivars commonly recommended by the Hawai`i Natural Resources Conservation Service include: 'DeKalb SX-17+' and 'DeKalb ST-6E' (Sudex, Sudax)

Mixes

with buckwheat, sesbania, sunn hemp, forage soybeans, cowpeas

Soil Improvements

Pest Control

Management Attributes

Notes

 


Uses in the Pacific Region

No information is available in this database on this topic.

Uses in Hawai`i

The Hawai`i Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Guide includes Sorghum-Sudangrass hybrids (cv. 'DeKalb SX-17+', 'DeKalb ST-6E'). Their specification describes Sorghum-Sudangrass hybrids as follows:

'DeKalb SX-17+' and 'DeKalb ST-6E' cultivars are root knot nematode resistant (Robert Joy, NRCS, personal communication).

A. Arakaki, UH Cooperative Extension Service, reports using sudax successfully on Moloka`i in areas with severe nematode problems.

For More Information

UC Davis On-line Cover Crop Index


References

1998. Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 2nd ed. Sustainable Agriculture Network, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, USA. pp. 212.

1998. Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 2nd ed. Sustainable Agriculture Network, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, USA. pp. 212.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hawai`i Field Office Technical Guide, Section IV, Code 340 "Cover and Green Manure Crop" May 1992. Pacific Islands Area Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG) - East Area

Text last updated on 9/23/02.

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