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BMR Gene 6 Forage Sorghums

Energy from sugar? We’re talking sugar cane for cows, known as silage sorghum. Energy from digestible fiber? We’re definitely talking about gene 6 BMR Forage Sorghum! BMR Gene 6 is a naturally bred-in trait and is non-GMO.

Alta brand forage sorghums offer livestock producers an alternative to corn silage and multi-cut sorghum sudans. Alta brand forage sorghums are selected for high nutritional and agronomic benefits for today’s livestock producer. The BMR 6 genetics certainly vault sorghum into the realm of super star forages for maximum fiber digestibility and increased palatability. The brachytic dwarf characteristics make sorghum an agronomically sound crop. (It can stay standing up until harvest.) It is more efficient than corn and much less expensive to plant than corn, as well as higher yielding than corn in the southern Midwest, which makes this sorghum a farmer’s true friend.

Alta offers brachytic dwarf and male sterile products, and offers maturity range from 83 day up to 110 days. The Alta lineup that Byron Seeds carries is the best forage sorghum lineup that I have found.

AGRONOMIC ADVANTAGES

  • Yields similar to corn silage
  • 30% less nutrient requirements than corn silage
  • 30% less water requirements than corn silage
  • Productive on marginal soils
  • Drought and heat tolerant, won't shut down until 105 degrees
  • Later planting with similar tonnages as corn silage
  • Minimal mycotoxin concerns
  • No root worm or corn borer concerns
  • Reduce soil phosphorus loads
  • Less seed cost per acre than corn


All varieties available as Concep® treated or untreated


AF7101   BMR 6   85 Days
CT & OR

  • Excellent double crop
  • 85 day sorghum that is BMR 6
  • Good standability
  • Superior NDFD
  • Dry stalk

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  


AF7102   BMR 6   85-95 Days
CT & UT

  • Shortest season Brachytic Dwarf
  • More leaves and less stalk
  • High yield and quality
  • Superior tillering

Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

AF7202   BMR 6   90-95 Days
CT & UT

  • Intermediate season Brachytic
  • More leaves and less stalk
  • Superior tillering

Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


AF7401   BMR 6   104 Days
CT & UT

  • Superior density
  • Brachytic Dwarf
  • Excellent standability
  • Great yield potential

Zones: 4,5,6

 





Forage Sorghum Relative Yield Tillering BMR Gene # NDFD
AF7101 High Good 6 Excellent
AF7102 Good Good 6 Excellent
AF7202 Very Good Good 6 Excellent
AF7401 High Excellent 6 Excellent
KF Fiber Pro 70FS High Excellent 6 Excellent