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Canex II

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Canex II

Canex II

Medium maturity, approximately 5 days longer than Canex. Canex II will typically reach 50% bloom in 70 to 80 days, hard dough grain development in 98 to 108 days after emergence. Slightly more yield potential than Canex with slightly less stem sugar and forage quality. Use Canex II with Pollinator for grain production and LDP eligibility.

  • Slightly more yield than Canex
  • Slightly less sugar & forage quality

Uses, Strategies and Suggested Planting Rates:

Baled Dry Hay or Haylage: 
Production goals should target fine stems for quick dry down in the windrow and tight, weather resistant bales or easily packed haylage. High plant populations produce the finest stems, low plant populations have the best drought tolerance. Producers should find the best compromise between these competing goals for their cropping conditions. Narrow rows (grain drills) are preferable to wide rows (row crop planters).

Western Dryland 12-20 lbs/acre Eastern Dryland/ Irrigated 18-28 lbs/acre

Standing Hay Grazed After Frost and Fall Drydown: 
Production goals should target somewhat coarser stems than would be desirable for baled hay in order to produce a crop that is likely to stand past frost.

Western Dryland 6-10 lbs/acre Eastern Dryland/ Irrigated 8-12 lbs/acre

Cover Crop Preceding Perennial Grass Seedings: 
Coarse stems are important to formation of durable cover since stems generally stay in place through the following winter and spring as compared to leaves which frequently blow away.

Western Dryland 6-10 lbs/acre Eastern Dryland/ Irrigated 8-12 lbs/acre

Mature Plant Silage: 
Production goals are similar to grain sorghum production goals --- abundant grain production and sturdy stalks that stand through late stages of plant maturity. This is best achieved with a plant population 25% higher than that of grain sorghum population in the same cropping conditions. Either wide row (row crop planter) or narrow row (grain drill) equipment can be effective for these plantings, although narrow row plantings are commonly seeded up to 30% higher populations than are wide row plantings.

Western Dryland 1.5-4 lbs/acre Eastern Dryland/ Irrigated 4-10 lbs/acre