Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)

Warm Season Annual

Sorghum is an upright grass. Sorghum is a grain species, which means it will have a higher lignin and fibre content and will be shorter than forage species of Sorghum Sudangrass hybrids. Sorghum has moderate water requirements, but fair salinity resistance. Grain varieties are shorter than forage varieties. Sorghum is fast growing through the warm summer nights, assuming moisture is adequate. Under stress, frost, drought, and cool nights, sorghum, sorghum sudan, and sudangrass all produce prussic acid, a precursor to cyanide. It dissipates with time, but needs to be aware of. Sorghum has no frost tolerance.

Seeds per pound: 16,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 0.4


  • Erosion control
  • Soil builder
  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential
  • Hay potential


  • Builds organic matter
  • Awesome soil armour


Prussic acid, poor growth under dry or cool conditions.


Good. Be aware of prussic acid build up.


Good. Forage types should be used.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes