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Sorghum-Sudan is a hybrid grass that is commonly used as a forage crop for livestock. The breeding process involves the selection of parent plants that have desirable traits, such as high yield potential, disease resistance, or drought tolerance. These parent plants are then crossed to produce offspring with a combination of these desirable traits.
Some Sorghum-Sudan hybrids are referred to as "three-way crosses" because they are the result of a cross between three distinct parental lines. These lines are typically a male parent, a female parent, and a third line that is used to introduce specific traits or genetic diversity into the offspring. By crossing these three parental lines, breeders can create offspring that combine desirable traits from each parent, resulting in hybrids that have improved forage quality, yield potential, and other desirable traits. The term "three-way cross" is used to distinguish these hybrids from other Sorghum-Sudan crosses that involve only two parental lines.
Zacate is our three-way cross sorghum-sudangrass hybrid. It is valued for its grazing and haying ability. Drought tolerant and tough!
Common Name: Sorghum Sudangrass Hybrid
PH Range: 6.0 - 7.5
Rate Per Acre: 25 - 45
Planting Dates: 4/15 - 6/1
Seeds Per Pound: 20,000