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Sorghum x drummondii
Synonyms: S. bicolor subsp. drummondii; S. sudanense

Common Name(s): Sudan grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Close relative of noxious weed:PA
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=91° (F)
Opt.Min=70° (F)    Abs.Min=54° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 27° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to heavy textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Hybrid of cultivated S. bicolor and S. arundinaceum. Close relative of shattercane. Widely adapted, drought resistant, and grows rapidly. Seeded in low precipitation areas.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Poison - mammals, Weed - possible seed contam.


Geographical Origin:
Wide spread with cultivated species
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