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Grain Sorghum

Why you should be growing sorghum in 2023 Written By: Scott Staggenborg PhD It seems like I’ve written or spoke about “Why you should grow sorghum next year” every year over the past two decades. There’s a handful of reasons for this I suspect, the first is...

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...

Double Team Sorghum – The perfect tool after abandoned wheat When dry weather forces you to abandon your wheat acres, being ready to plant the next crop when the drought is over is front of mind. Double Team Sorghum is an excellent tool to use in...

A Drought Fighting Tool For Farmers “It’s often too dry here for our pre-emerge herbicides to work” was what I was told by a Southwest Kansas grower many years ago when I asked him why he did not plant more grain sorghum. That comment stuck in...

1971 was “The Year of Sorghum” because there were over 20 million acres of sorghum were planted in the U.S. Sorghum acres declined steadily after that because greenbugs showed up and had a big impact on sorghum yields and acres for nearly a decade. Sorghum...

Selecting a Sorghum Hybrid Hybrid and variety selection is one of the most important decisions that growers make. We often focus on yield when selecting a sorghum hybrid and face it, we should because that is what matters. However, do we ever think about how we...

Why you should be growing Herbicide Tolerant Sorghum in 2022 Herbicide tolerant crops have been with us since the late 1990s in most major row crops, so we will assume everyone understands the benefits of these technologies in the market for corn, soybeans, and other crops....

A year ago we had a blog with a similar title and the initial comments were on the Chinese buying sorghum and creating a strong demand. That demand has not changed if you look at November 2022 sorghum bids. The new topic of discussion is the price of...

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...