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Sorghum Headworm & Other Pesky Things That Want To Eat Your Sorghum As sorghum begins to head in South Texas, it is a good time to begin watching for “head worms”.  Sorghum head worm (Helicoverpa zea) is also known as the corn ear worm and cotton...

Sorghum Fertility We recently discussed sorghum seeding rates, which gain a lot of attention at times. Sorghum soil fertility decisions can have a bigger impact and is one area that sorghum overall needs to improve. Making fertilizer decisions for sorghum is pretty straight forward and...

Sorghum Seeding Rates Seeding rates get a lot of attention in most crops and the reality is that unless you are making drastic changes, what happens in the field is much different than you think. For crops that have a tremendous ability to compensate, slight changes...

Hybrid Selection - Consider sugarcane aphid (SCA) tolerant hybrids if they are adapted to the area. UGA provides good SCA tolerance data for regionally productive hybrids. Anthracnose resistance is also important. SP7715 is an excellent hybrid that fits this description. Planting - Sorghum seed is small...

Sugarcane Aphid Management In Sorghum Sugarcane Aphids (SCA) numbers were low last year with some infestations in Kansas and Texas. We are just now seeing them show up in the Lubbock, TX area. Despite these low numbers, we all know that SCA populations can explode rapidly...

I am as frugal as anyone out there. I have frequent customer accounts at all the discount stores, even the ones that sell tools. Who doesn’t love a good sale, discount, or coupon? There are two places in life that you should never skimp, duct...

Forage Sorghum is a great choice for summer grazing because sorghum responds well to the high temperatures we experience in the summer. It is also very flexible and can be fit into small windows between other crops to “make a little hay” when a grain...

Sorghum prices have been strong since spring 2020 because of China buying U.S. sorghum. Many growers are starting to think about what that might mean for the 2021 growing season since crop decisions start now for 2021. If 2014-2015 is any indication of what might...

Why Should I Care About Nematodes? Nematodes are unsegmented multicellular worm-like organisms found in almost all habitats. Certain nematodes species can cause significant damage to plants, ranging from negligible harm to complete crop destruction. Nematodes are especially detrimental to vegetable crops. When nematodes attack root systems,...

As the summer winds down, sorghum silage harvest is the first of the many fall harvests that will soon be here. Sorghum silage harvest timing is one of the most important decision to be made. All other management decisions may have been made perfectly but...