Double Team Helps Eliminate Profit-Robbing Grass Weeds

  Check out our latest video about our Double Team™ Sorghum Cropping Solution with FirstAct™ herbicide, featuring Brent Johnson, S&W Seed VP, Sales & Marketing. In it, he explains how Double Team will help eliminate profit- and yield-robbing grass weeds in your sorghum crop using a combination of unique trait hybrids with unparalleled over-the-top herbicide […]

Sorghum Silage Better Economically & Tolerates Drought

By Scott Staggenborg, Ph.D., S&W Seed Co. Director of Product Marketing When considering silage needs in 2024, contemplate using a silage sorghum hybrid. Producers often focus on using only corn silage for their dairy ration or as a supplement when grazing is unavailable on their beef operation. But, when looking at the economics and diversity […]

Consider Double Team™ for Your Silage Needs

Weed Free in '23

Check out Double Team™ Sorghum for Silage – a medium-early maturity hybrid that produces high-quality silage because of its large grain head. It will likely increase bottom-line ROI, improve animal digestibility, and provide greater flexibility for your silage program. Key advantages of Double Team™ Sorghum for Silage include: DT® Trait tolerates FirstAct™ herbicide for over-the-top […]

Grower Plants Sorghum After 20 Years, Wins High Yield Contest with Double Team™

Temple Rhodes of Chestnut Manor Farms was recently named the Maryland first-place winner in the Dryland No-Till East division of the 2023 National Sorghum Yield Contest. Rhodes planted Sorghum Partners 58M85 DT and yielded 164.65 bushels per acre on his Queen Annes County farm. S&W Seed Co. chatted with Rhodes to learn how he won […]

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Grassy Weed Reference Chart

Grass Species% Yield ReductionSources
Johnson Grass100%Bean (1991)
Shattercane80-96%Stahlman and Wicks (2000), Original Veseckt et al (1973)
Longpine Sandbur42%Thompson, Dille, and Peterson (2017), Original Fabrizius (1998)
Yellow Foxtail44%Stahlman and Wicks (2000), Original (Feltner et al (1969b))
Barnyardgrass44%Stahlman and Wicks (2000), Original (B.A. Smith(1990))
Prairie Cupgrass42%Stahlman and Wicks (2000), Original (Stahlman and Northam (1992))
Texas and Brown Panicum80%Garcia et al (2019)

Seeding Rate

If planting in 20 inch rows or less always use the higher rates. Increase seeding rate by 20% if planting is delayed significantly to account for lower tillering rates.

Yield GoalSeed/acre
<80 bu/acre< 4,500 lbs/acre25-30,000
80-125 bu/acre4,000-5,600 lbs/acre40-55,000
125+ bu/acre7,000+ lbs/acre55-70,000
IrrigatedIrrigated80-120,000