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Plant Sciences


Sudan grass which is a native of Africa is one of the most drought resisting of our summer fodder crops. It matures fairly rapidly and under suitable conditions may be ready for cutting two months after seeding. It is a crop particularly suitable for sowing on areas of land which retain the moisture well into and quite often through the summer months. In the cereal growing areas its best use is possibly as a grazed crop providing as it does valuable green grazing during the summer months; if desired it can also produce hay of good quality and nutrient value.