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Sudangrass

Sudangrass Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationAnnual
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.

Sudangrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSummer and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousYes
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet2.5
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanShort
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicitySlight

Sudangrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)90
pH Minimum5.7
pH Maximum6.8
Precipitation Minimum17
Precipitation Maximum40
Root Depth (Minimum inches)9
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)57

Sudangrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodEarly Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsSummer
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound44240
Seed Spread RateNone
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainYes
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Sudangrass Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalHigh
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalHigh
Palatable to a HumanYes
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Sudangrass

Sudangrass grows like a Graminoid. Sudangrass is an Annual. Sudangrass is Introduced to U.S.. Summer and Fall is when Sudangrass is actively growing. Sudangrass has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Sudangrass is not an allelopath. Sudangrass has a Medium C:N Ratio. Sudangrass has a coppice potential of No. Sudangrass is fall conspicuous. Sudangrass has a Yellow colored flower. Sudangrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Sudangrass has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Sudangrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. Sudangrass has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Sudangrass are Brown. Seeds of Sudangrass are No conspicuous. Sudangrass grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Sudangrass is Rapid. The mature height of Sudangrass is 2.5 feet. The lifespan of Sudangrass is Short. The shape and orientation of Sudangrass is Erect. Sudangrass is adapted to coarse textured soils. Sudangrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Sudangrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Sudangrass is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Sudangrass is Low. Sudangrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Sudangrass is High. Sudangrass requires a minimum of 90 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Sudangrass is 5.7. The maximum pH of Sudangrass is 6.8. The minimum Precipitation that Sudangrass requires is 17. The maximum Precipitation that Sudangrass can handle is 40. The minimum root depth of Sudangrass is 9 inches. The salininty tolerance of Sudangrass is Medium. The shade tolerance of Sudangrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Sudangrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Sudangrass requires is 57. The bloom period of Sudangrass is Early Summer. The commerical availability of Sudangrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Sudangrass is High. The fruit seed period of Sudangrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Sudangrass ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of Sudangrass is No. Sudangrass is not propagated by bare roots. Sudangrass is not propagated by bulbs. Sudangrass is not propagated by container. Sudangrass is not propagated by corms. Sudangrass is not propagated by cuttings. Sudangrass is propagated by seed. Sudangrass is not propagated by sod. Sudangrass is not propagated by sprig. Sudangrass is not propagated by tubers. Sudangrass can generally yield 44240 seeds per pound of seeds. Sudangrass has a None seed spread rate. Sudangrass has a Low seedling vigor. Sudangrass has a Low seedling vigor. Sudangrass has a small grain. Sudangrass has a None vegatative spread rate. Sudangrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Sudangrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Sudangrass makes a good fodder product. Sudangrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Sudangrass does not make a good lumber product. Sudangrass does not make a naval store product. Sudangrass is not palatable to browse animals. Sudangrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Sudangrass is not palatable to humans. Sudangrass does not make a pulpwood product. Sudangrass does not make a veneer product. Sudangrass is of the category, Monocot.
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