Varieties of fodder sorghum
There is a very wide variety of genetic types in fodder sorghum. Some varieties are harvested only once: these are so-called “single-cut” sorghums, which need 100 to 140 days of vegetation. Other varieties are harvested several times generally by mowing or pasturing, the first cut coming 45 to 60 days after sowing:
these are multi-cut sorghums. Fodder sorghum surfaces are estimated at 40,000 ha in the EU and 110,000 in Ukraine-Russia.