Preferred Seed

Preferred Seed, Preferred Results


Dwarf Grain Sorghum




Grain Sorghum (Milo), is a yearly grass that is comparable to corn, but creates seeds in loose heads developing on top of this plant, instead of in ears. Sorghum is simpler to develop than corn because sorghum requires less nourishing substances as well as generally calls for 1/3 less water for very good growth and is very drought tolerant. Although sorghum is pretty low in protein, it provides high carbohydrate content, therefore it offers deer an energy source from fall until early-winter which will be necessary to build energy reserves to survive the winter. Deer consume the seedling heads once they develop fully at the beginning of fall. These seed heads are persistant on the plant and are usually available to wildlife when snow or ice covers other seed. 

              Grain sorghum can also make great habitat for upland game birds such as turkey, ducks, quail, and pheasants due to the seed and cover it produces. Small game animals such as rabbits can also make use of the sorghum using it as cover as well as foraging on the foliage. Not only can Grain Sorghum be used by itself own but it also makes a great structure plant for use in plots with viney beans or peas.


Planting Guide


  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):  10 - 15 lbs.

  • Seeding Rate (In Mix/Acre):

  • Seeding Depth(Inches):    1 ½ - 2

  • Life Cycle:              Annual

  • Seeding Dates:  Northern:   May – June                                      




Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.


Product Specifications

Release Date: 08/17/10

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