Based on the most recent USDA dry hay data, it appears hay markets should remain strong through the coming year. So as plant 2019 quickly approaches, it is a good time to address a question you'll often hear dry hay producers ask: how can I dry down hay more quickly? While there are a number of adjustments you can make to reduce hay drying time, you can always get off to a good start by planting a sorghum containing the dry-stalk trait. Traditionally most sorghums have a juicy stalk but our sorghum breeding program has successfully identified the dry stalk trait, and we are pleased to offer both a Sorghum Sudangrass Hydrid and Hybrid Forage Sorghum that contain the dry stalk characteristic. Both of the following hybrids are extremely effective at reducing dry time, thereby enabling hay producers to simultaneously achieve maximum production and nutritive value:
Sweet Six BMR Drystalk - this premium sorghum sudangrass variety is often producer's repeat choice time and time again. With Sweet Six you have the benefit of faster hay drying, and the exceptionally sweet but fine stems. Click HERE to learn more about Sweet Six BMR Drystalk.
GW-475 BMR MS DS - this hybrid forage sorghum is a quick growing early maturity variety intended for a single cutting of highly digestible premium hay. RFV tests often indicate this will produce some of the highest quality forage available. With GW-475 BMR you can avoid soil compaction via the single cutting, maintain an extremely high yield with excellent nutritive value, and of course benefit from the faster dry down as a result of the dry-stalk trait. Click HERE to learn more about GW-475 BMR MS DS.