A warm-season annual grass, grows rapidly to 4-5 feet in two months and chokes out weeds. Grow your own mulch, and cut it at ground level shortly after head emergence before the crop sets mature seed. Till stubble to prevent regrowth and plant a fall cash or cover crop.
Seeding Rate: 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep at 20-30 lb/ac (8-12 oz/1,000 sq ft) anytime from mid-May until the summer solstice. Later sowings yield much less biomass.
Certificates - Handlers certificates and available from the seedhouse we purchase our organically grown seed from. Once you purchase the seed, refer to the bag label for the seedhouse, then search their web site for their handlers certificate. We recommend that you also save your seed label as you will need it for your certifying agency inspection.