Owner: James Anderson
Location: Moore, South Carolina
Crop: AS 6402 Sorghum Sudan
Through our dealer in Asheville, NC (AgCare Products) we have been working with James Anderson for the past few years providing sorghums and other products to help increase the drought tolerance of his crop rotation. James’ main goal is to produce as much high quality feed as possible for his milking heard and drought is his main concern given his climate and soil types. Located in central South Carolina, James’ farm sees hot, humid weather throughout much of the summer. In many years, rainfall through the summer is limited and corn crops struggle.
In 2013 James Anderson planted the AS 6402 sorghum sudan pictured to the right. He placed a post in the field so he could see how it was growing as he passed by each day and he said it seemed to grow as much as 4″ in a day at its peak. In addition to the 6402, last year James planted multiple varieties of sorghum sudan and was happy with the tonnage and feed quality. This year he transitioned all of his corn ground to either direct chop forage sorghum (AF7202, AF7401, AF7201) or sorghum sudan (AS 6501). He plants his forage sorghum on 30 inch rows for direct chopping at soft dough on over 300 acres and is relying on this as his main source of forage for his milk cows. He expects these products to perform well on his drought-prone soils and to produce high tonnage of high quality BMR forage.