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Grain Sorghum

Should You Worry About 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...

Check out our latest video about our Double Team™ Sorghum Cropping Solution with FirstAct™ herbicide, featuring Brent Johnson, S&W Seed VP, Sales & Marketing. In it, he explains how Double Team will help eliminate profit- and yield-robbing grass weeds in your sorghum crop using a...

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...

Congratulations to Temple Rhodes of Chestnut Manor Farms on being the Maryland first-place winner in the Dryland No-Till East division of the 2023 National Sorghum Yield Contest. Rhodes planted Sorghum Partners 58M85 DT and yielded 164.65 bushels per acre on his Queen Annes County farm. Double...

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...

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...