HGS-102

Grain Sorghum hybrid

  • Midge rating of 7
  • Semi open head type
  • Medium maturity (similar to MR-43 and 84G22 / quicker than HGS-114)
  • Good seedling vigour
  •  Medium in height
  • Medium tillering habit
  • Very good standability
  • Excellent grain size and test weight
  • Red grain colour
  • Low to moderate staygreen levels

    Download a copy of the HGS 102 Grain Sorghum factsheet. 

     

    Bred to maximise top end yields, HGS-102 grain sorghum is a great option for farmers looking for a mid to full season maturity hybrid that has a midge rating of 7. HGS-102 benefits from great head exertion, a deep red colour and is strong enough to handle tough conditions. It is similar in maturity to MR43 and MR-Buster. Independent trial work to date has shown HGS-102 is an outstanding dual-purpose hybrid that is equal to or better than other commercial hybrids.

     

    Category:
    Mid-full season grain sorghum

     

    Rainfall/climate zone:
    Full profile, mid rainfall and irrigation

     

    Soil types:
    Most black vertisols


    Farm enterprise types:
    Grain farmers

     

    Similar to:
    MR-Scorpio


    Better than:
    MR-Bazley, G22 and Dominator

     

    Sowing rate:
    Dryland 30,000 - 40,000 plants/ha
    Irrigation 70,000 - 110,000 plants/ha

     

     

    Grain Sorghum

    The main summer grain crop grown in North Eastern Australia, it plays a key role in providing feed grains to the beef, dairy, pig and poultry industries. It is also a good rotation crop that tolerates heat and moisture stress and performs better than maize on soils with marginal potassium levels.