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Discussion Board - Re: sorghumsudan hay

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11-29-2012 16:19:08

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Planted some every year for as long as I had cattle; only way to have enough hay; (it'll out produce anything else we can grow around here and makes at least 2 and sometimes 3 cuttings per year). Personally, I wouldn't try to grow it without some way to condition it; typically, other hay (some combination of bermuda, lespedeza, white/red clovers, fescue, orchardgrass, etc) that I grew, I could cut on Monday and bale on Wednesday; for 'sudex', cut on Monday, bale on Thursday or Friday. One year in the '80s, it rained every week and I couldn't get it cut. When it finally quit raining, it was as tall as the exhaust pipe on the 4020; had to pull the (flail-type), disc mower conditioner in 1st or 2nd gear; baled just over 450(5 x 6) bales on 40 acres. Employee who was moving it said that he'd never got so tired of doing anything in his life.

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11-29-2012 18:53:49

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 Re: sorghumsudan hay in reply to thurlow, 11-29-2012 16:19:08  
After this years drought,I think I need something a little more drought resistant.

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