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High Plains Journal - Sorghum
Monday, November 29th, 2021
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Late fall, early winter weed control prior to sorghum planting helps

By Brent Bean

In order to store soil moisture prior to spring planting of grain sorghum, it is critical to control weeds during the winter months.

This is best achieved with a combination of soil residual herbicides and products that control weeds that have already emerged. The most common winter weeds are marestail, prickly lettuce, Canadian thistle, henbit and numerous mustard species in addition to several winter grasses. Although kochia is not considered a winter weed, it is increasingly becoming a problem in the late winter. Read more

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Sorghum Crop Reports

Sorghum conditions reported

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following sorghum crop conditions for the week ending Nov. 21:

Kansas: Sorghum harvested was 91%, near 94% last year and 90% average.

Nebraska: Sorghum harvested was 95%, behind 100% last year, but near 94% average.

South Dakota: Sorghum harvested was 94%, behind 100% last year, but near 92% average.

Oklahoma: Sorghum harvested reached 93%, up 2 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal.

Sorghum News You May Have Missed

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Family’s crop harvested by friends, neighbors after accident

By Kylene Scott

You could hear lots of things in Sharon Vogt’s voice after her sorghum crop was safely out of the field in rural Greeley County, Kansas. Relief, grief, and happiness. Read more

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Southwest Nebraska operator sees good harvest

By Dave Bergmeier

The fall harvest is in the bins for a southwest Nebraska producer who readily says when she headed into spring planting she knew it was going to be one with ups and downs. Read more

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NSP encourages sorghum farmers to capitalize on CSP provisions at signup

Certain provisions in the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Stewardship Program can provide environmental and economic advantages to sorghum farmers. Read more

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Apply now for sorghum scholarship

Time is running out for students to apply for the National Sorghum Foundation and BASF joint scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded for tuition. Read more

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