RS 9000 – Sorghum Sudangrass


Sorghum Sudangrass is a warm-season annual grass developed as a hybrid cross between forage sorghum and sudangrass. It is commonly used as a versatile forage option for grazing, hay, or silage. RS 9000 displays rapid growth and can reach heights of 6-8’ tall at maturity. Unlike forage sorghum, sorghum x sudangrass hybrids will regrow the following harvest by cutting or grazing. Sorghum x Sudangrass is very drought tolerant and will grow well during the heat of the summer under limited moisture conditions. It is used throughout the U.S. and can be productive in northern environments that have a short growing season. It will do best on well-drained soil and does not tolerate flooding or standing water. RS 9000 is a high performing, economical sorghum x sudangrass hybrid with excellent yield potential.

Drilled Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre

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Product Guide


  • Planting Time: Late Spring – Early Summer
    • Sorghum sudangrass needs a minimum soil temperature of 60 degrees to germinate.
  • Drilled Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre
    •  Higher seeding rates will produce forage that is finer stemmed and easily cured for hay. Lighter rates will produce lower populations of more coarse stemmed plants most suitable for chopping or grazing.
  • Ideal Seed Depth: ¾” – 1”

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