Banker Forage Sorghum - Elders Rural Services

Banker Forage Sorghum

Key Features

  • Potential for high dry matter yields
  • Displays good disease resistance
  • High leaf to stem ratio
  • Suitable for hay, green chop production and grazing
  • High quality leafy forage
  • Good recovery after cutting and grazing
  • Excellent early vigour
  • Displays good tolerance in dry conditions
  • Ideal for quick early feed


Banker is a Sudan hybrid forage sorghum. Banker has excellent hybrid vigour with mid to late maturity. Disease Resistance/Tolerance


Banker is an excellent dry matter producer with high leaf to stem ratio. It is suitable for hay and green chop production or as part of a grazing system. Banker can adapt to both high and low rainfall conditions and has great recovery and regrowth after cutting or grazing.

Agronomy, disease resistance and tolerance

Banker has displayed good disease resistances. As with all forage sorghum, feed testing is recommended prior to feeding livestock to measure prussic acid and nitrate levels especially in early growth grazing or in stressed conditions.

For more information on feed management of forage sorghums, such as the use of supplement blocks, refer to your local agronomist or state government primary producer websites. Banker can be grazed from .6 metre height.

Suggested sowing rates

  • Dryland marginal 3 – 5 kg/ha
  • Dryland good 6– 12 kg/ha
  • Irrigation 15 – 25 kg/ha

Talk to your local agronomist for more information and advice

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This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Information provided here is a guide only. Results can vary greatly depending on climate, soil and local circumstances. This information sheet should not be used as a replacement for expert advice or judgement. Conditions for Sale and Restrictions on Use are listed on the bag and should be referred to. All liability is excluded to the full extent permitted by law.