Pronto

Fast maturing for early grazing, silage and hay

  • Ready to graze in 40-55 days
  • Ideal grazing at 1m high
  • Produces excellent pit or wrap silage
  • Best cut for high quality hay at between 1.5-2m high
  • Sowing Rate 4 - 30
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Rainfall Minimum 600mm per annum
A consistent and affordable performer. Finely stemmed, Pronto is a leafy, early maturing, high yielding sorghum type Sudan grass.

Sowing guide

Pronto may be planted from early spring through to late summer with best establishment achieved when soil temperature is 16˚C and rising.
Sowing rates will depend on the farming system, available irrigation or expected rainfall

Marginal Dryland 4 - 8kg/ha 
Good Dryland  8 - 20kg/ha
Irrigation/high rainfall 20 - 30kg/ha

Grazing Management

Pronto has the ability to produce quality forage during the summer period with increased production from irrigation or summer rain due to the higher water use efficiency of forage sorghum. It is well suited to dairy and beef production and provides quick regrowth for 2-3 grazing’s or cutting for hay/silage production over the summer period.

Rainfall

Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

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