Sudangrass (Sorghum x drummondii)

Warm Season Annual

Sudangrass is an upright grass that loves warm nights and adequate moisture. It is finer stemmed than most sorghum sudangrass hybrids, and will tolerate cooler temperatures better. The rest of the characteristics are similar to sorghum sudangrass. Very good drought and heat tolerance, moderately tolerant to salinity, but low tolerance to flooding and frost. For both hay and grazing, it is very palatable.

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


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


  • Quick growth during summer
  • Finer stems than sorghum sudangrass hybrids


Prussic acid, dry down.


Good. Watch for prussic acid, from either climate stress or grazing plants that are short.


Good. Produces very sweet feed. Prussic acid can be an issue.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes