• Grain Sorghum

MR-Apollo technote

Hybrid overview

MR-Apollo

MR-Apollo is a long maturity grain sorghum variety providing growers with an ideal companion hybrid in order to spread flowering risk. With excellent seedling vigour and suitability for cooler soils MR-Apollo provides sorghum producers with the ability to make the most of early planting opportunities. This hybrid displays industry leading standability and a moderate level of tillering. It’s large, bright red grain assists in achieving the highest levels of quality and provides multiple marketing opportunities. MR-Apollo is suited to both irrigated and dryland situations in all regions and despite the longer time to flower, it’s overall crop length, time to desiccation and harvest are the same time as quicker maturing hybrids.







Hybrid attributes

Days to 50% flower
Spring 77-82
Summer 72-78
Central QLD 60-66


Attributes Score
Midge test rating 7
Seedling vigour 8.5
Seedling cold tolerance 8.5
Tillering 5
Standability 9
Grain Size 9
Grain colour bright red
Pollen production 8
Pre-flowering stress tolerance 6
Post-flowering stress tolerance 8
Irrigation yes
Wide rows yes
Ratings are 1-9
1 = Poor
9 = excellent

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