Sorghum forages: For silage in California
Since their introduction, sudangrass-sorghum hybrids have found some use as a silage crop. However, their principal use for forage will probably continue to be for pasture and green chop. Several dual purpose and intermediate height hybrids offer some lodging resistance. These types have been the only hybrid forage sorghums to gain widespread usage in California. Tall growing types of hybrid forage sorghums should be used with caution. The development of a hybrid forage sorghum type with high yield capacity and lodging resistance continues to be necessary before greater use of sorghum silage can be expected in most areas of California.