Sorghum is commonly used for forage in South Dakota. In the United States, three-fourths of the total herbage produced by all sorghums is consumed as coarse forage. Forage sorghums include the species that are more valuable for their edible fodder than for their seed. The most promising of these are the black and red seeded amber canes and Sudan grass. Dwarf milo, reterita kafir, shallu and some others are also grown in some localities. It is the purpose of this bulletin to give the results of comparative trials of the producing power of these crops and to give directions for growing the crop based on our experience at the South Dakota Experiment Station farms at Brookings, Cottonwood, Eureka, Highmore and Vivian. In order that the reader may form a correct idea of the value of sorghum, comparisons of various sorghums with such well known crops as corn and millet are inserted.
sorghum, forages, silage, sudan grass, millet
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Champlin, Manley and Winright, G., "Sorghums for Forage in South Dakota" (1917). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 174.