Chester Grain Sorghum - Elders Rural Services

Chester Grain Sorghum

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Chester is a new medium maturity grain sorghum with excellent hybrid vigour under cool soil conditions.

Key Features

  • High yield potential
  • Bright red grain colour
  • Medium maturity
  • Good disease resistance
  • Good lodging resistance
  • Medium tillering habit
  • Midge rated 5
  • Good stress tolerance across environments


Chester is a new medium maturity Hybrid Grain Sorghum with excellent hybrid vigour under cool soil conditions. It has a wide adaptation across environments and systems and is suited to full – partial irrigation and good dryland farming situations. Chester is an ideal companion plant variety to existing commercial varieties.

Average Days to Flower

  • Liverpool Plains, Northern NSW and Southern QLD: Spring Planting 72-74 days; Summer Planting 65 – 69 days;
  • Central QLD: Planting 60 – 65 days

 Agronomy, disease resistance and tolerance

Good disease resistance with a midge rating of 5

Suggested sowing rates

  • Dryland marginal: 30-50,000 Plant population
  • Dryland good: 50-75,000 Plant population
  • Irrigation: 90-140,000 Plant population

Seed Availability

Chester seed is available through your local Elders store.

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.