We have been involved in the Sorghum Industry and Breeding Sorghum Grain, Forage, and Sudangrass hybrids in the Texas Panhandle and around the world for over 40 years. During this time we have spent countless hours working with and getting input from Nutritionists, Feedlot owners, and Dairies discussing the issues they face and how to get more sorghum silage incorporated into their feeding rations. We then designed a breeding program targeted at addressing the issues. At MOJO Seed our goal is to work hand in hand with our customers and supply them with not only the most advanced genetics, but with the customer support they need to achieve their goals.
OPAL, our initial release in 2017, was developed to address the issue of ruminants not being able to utilize the energy and starch from the grain in sorghum silage to the same levels that corn grain was being utilized in silage rations. OPAL quickly became a leader in the industry for producers looking for the highest quality sorghum silage possible.
PEARL was released in 2021 with the same unique and propriatary traits. PEARL has dominated the market since release almost completely replacing the OPAL in the market due to earlier maturity, stronger White Sugarcane Aphid tolerance, and stronger seedling vigor.
OPAL+DT is new for 2023 in a limited release. OPAL+DT in 2022 field trials contained the same high standards of quality silage genetic traits found in PEARL, with a slightly earlier maturity, and most importantly incorporating the DoubleTeam - Sorghum Cropping Solutions trait for use with Adama's FirstAct herbicide.
Continuing improvement on overall plant health, insect resistance, silage quality, starch utilization, grain protein, and energy levels normally not reached in a sorghum silage continues to be the driving force in MOJO Breeding and product releases. The utilization of starch and energy are at an optimal levels because of the larger seed which helps in kernel processing, and the genetic background to help the kernels of grain break down in the silage pile. With large grain containing increased protein levels MOJO Sorghum Silage Hybrids are truly a step above the competition.
Take a look at the tech sheets available to download below for more detailed hybrid information, or just give us a call. We love to visit about the MOJO sorghum silage options.