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Mojo Crabgrass

Coated with a Yellow Jacket seed coating to improve seedling vigor and aid in dispersal. The Red River is an earlier maturing variety that will kick the season off, while the Impact is about 2 weeks later maturing and will fill in later in the season.

Planting Instructions

Broadcast and drag OR drill shallow. Best seeded in early spring into moist soils. Seed to soil contact is critical. If broadcasting, you can mix pelletized lime or fertilizer to bulk up the mix and make the low seeding rate easier to accomplish. If seeding into existing grasses, minimize the competition prior to planting.

Mojo seeds

We have been involved in the Sorghum Industry and Breeding Sorghum Grain, Forage, and Sudangrass hybrids in the Texas Panhandle and around the world for over 35 years. During this time we have spent countless hours working with and getting input from Nutritionists, Feedlot owners, and Dairies discussing the issues they face and how to get more sorghum silage incorporated into their feeding rations. We then designed a breeding program targeted at addressing the issues. At MOJO Seed our goal is to work hand in hand with our customers and supply them with not only the most advanced genetics, but with the customer support they need to achieve their goals.

OPAL and PEARL Sorghum Silage

OPAL was developed to address these issues and is fast becoming a leader in the industry for producers looking for the highest quality silage possible, and continuing with the same standards the newest addition for 2021 is PEARL. PEARL compliments the program with earlier maturity, stronger White Sugarcane Aphid tolerance, and stronger seedling vigor. Overall silage quality, starch, and energy are at levels normally not reached in a sorghum silages for both these products, the utilization of the starch and energy are at an optimal levels because of the larger seed which helps in kernel processing, and the genetic background to help the kernels of grain break down in the silage pile. With large grain containing increased protein levels OPAL and PEARL silage are truly a step above the competition.

Take a look at the tech sheets available to download below for more detailed hybrid information, or just give us a call. We love to visit about the MOJO sorghum silage options.

Mojo Forage Crabgrass Seed

Mojo is Barenbrug USA’s new Yellow Jacket ® Coated, improved forage crabgrass seed from our Pinpoint™ family of products that works like magic during the hot dry months. Crabgrass is a high quality, high yielding summer annual forage that is excellent for grazing and haying. This variety of crabgrass produces a highly digestible forage (up to 73% NDFd) and high crude protein content (25-30% early season; 15-20% mid-summer; 10% late season). Areas of adaption extend from Nebraska, south and east to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. If your summer pasture has lost it's appeal now is the time to get your mojo back with this crabgrass seed.

MOJO: Now Including Impact

Impact crabgrass was released from Noble Research Institute for forage livestock producers needing a

later-maturing cultivar than Red River but one that is also broadly adapted, high-yielding, and with improved nutritive quality and good reseeding ability.

Maturity difference (14 Days) between Red River (left) and Impact (right). Ardmore, OK 2012. Plots sown on the same day.

Suggested Planting & Management:

Tilled & Planted in Spring:
1. Prepare the ground by discing and harrowing in spring. Firm soil to where a footprint leaves an impression 1/2" deep.

2. Plant seed shallow when soil temperatures reach 50ºF in the spring. Using a drill or seeder with a small seed box is best, but a grain drill can work.

3. When the grass begins to form stolons (“runners”), apply nitrogen (50 to 100 lb N/acre).

4. Graze when grass reaches 6 to 8 inches.

Mojo forage crabgrass height.

Broadcast with Small Grains in Fall:
1. Small grain forage such as rye, wheat, or triticale planted in the fall.

2. Broadcast a mixture of 5 to 7 lb of seed and fertilizer the following March through May.

3. Graze out the small grain pasture.

4. Fertilize with nitrogen (50 to 100 lb N/acre)

5. Begin grazing once the grass reaches 6 to 8 inches in height. Rotational grazing is the best management to maximize quality and quantity.

6. Apply additional nitrogen fertilizer as needed and if precipitation is adequate.