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Agronomy

The results are in! Field trial data shows Sorghum Partners® was the highest-performing seed brand across dryland and irrigated growing locations in 2023 at nine Kansas locations. Sorghum Partners topped out at 101.4 bu./acre. Competitors Pioneer, Dekalb, and Alta had 100.8 bu./acre, 97.8 bu./acre, and...

Check out SP2707 DT – a medium-early maturity hybrid that produces high-quality silage because of its large grain head and low lignin content. SP2707 DT is part of the Double Team™ Sorghum for Silage line-up and may increase bottom-line ROI, improve animal digestibility, and provide...

Late July and early August bring a lot of important events like county fairs, last minute vacations before school starts, and late season insects in sorghum. Recently the two that seem to be showing up the most are sugarcane aphids and headworms. As a quick...

Sorghum Harvest Aids Sorghum harvest for early planted fields are underway and looming in High Plains. Over the past 10 years harvest aid use in grain sorghum has steadily increased and is on more and more growers' minds. Josh Lofton at Oklahoma State University put together a...

Uneven Stands in Grain Sorghum Sorghum responds to its environment more than many of our management decisions. Seeding rates are important because they affect the final stand we achieve in a field. Sorghum yield components (head per plant, seed per head, and seed size) are extremely...

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...

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...