Hybrid performance shown at Sorghum Field Days
Farmers are invited to attend the 2013 Sorghum Field Days to be held at six locations Sept. 16 to 19. Field performance of leading hybrids, new market opportunities, and production practices are among the topics to be included on the program.
The full program includes plot tours with sorghum seed representatives to share hybrid information; ethanol plant representative to discuss new market opportunities; and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension to present sorghum agronomics and pest management strategies. The meal program will feature Ag West with a market outlook and sorghum checkoff staff with an update on research and market development projects. There will also be a yield guessing contest and drawings for door prizes.
Participating seed companies include Arrow Seed Company, Channel Seed, DeKalb Seed, Fontanelle Seed Company, Gayland Ward Seed, Mycogen Seed, NuSeed/Richardson Seed, Pioneer, and Sorghum Partners.
Planning and coordination of the event is sponsored by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, Abengoa Bioenergy, UNL Extension, and allied industry.
Schedule and directions:
Sept. 16—10:30 a.m., Boelus, Jack and Wayne Reimers Farm (1.5 miles west on Hwy 58);
Sept. 16—1:00 p.m., Farwell, John Dvoracek Farm (off of Hwy 92 at the west edge of Farwell, go 2 miles north on Salem; 1 mile west on 15th Avenue, and 1.25 miles north on Tilden);
Sept. 17—5:30 p.m., Hazard, Seth Kucera Farm (on Hwy 2, go 3 miles north toward Litchfield to Road 467, then go south 0.5 mile on the minimum maintenance road);
Sept. 18—5:00 p.m., Trenton, Mike Baker Farm (4 miles north of Trenton on Hwy 25);
Sept. 19—10:30 a.m., Orleans, James Dunlay Farm (on Hwy 136 go to North Avenue, then north on Harlan Avenue 4 blocks); and
Sept. 19—5:30 p.m., Blue Hill, Ron Bolte Farm (3 miles south of Blue Hill to Hwy 4 and 2.5 miles east or from Lawrence, 7.5 miles west on Hwy 4).