|Saturday, June 15th, 2019|
By Brent Bean
For many growers, 2019 has been a challenging year for planting and growing crops in a weed-free environment. Grain sorghum, in particular, is greatly dependent on a successful pre-emergence program. If pre-emergence herbicides were not applied or not effective due to weather conditions, growers should apply postemergence herbicides. There are several postemergence herbicide options available for sorghum crops, especially for broadleaf weed control. Read more
In a roomful of weed-weary farmers, Marshall Hay preached to the unconverted. He says the solution to herbicide resistance issues won't come from a jug.
Brian Arnall is a precision nutrient management specialist at Oklahoma State University who discussed treating sorghum like corn for fertility management.
Sorghum Crop Reports
According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, for the week ending May 19, sorghum conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area:
Kansas: Sorghum planted was 3 percent, near 7 last year and 6 average.
Nebraska: Sorghum planted was 18 percent, behind 29 last year and 28 average.
Oklahoma: Sorghum planted reached 13 percent, down 16 points from the previous year and down 25 points from normal.
Texas: Sorghum development was progressing in the Blacklands, the Coastal Bend and South Texas but growing slower than normal in the Edwards Plateau due to cooler and cloudy weather.
South Dakota: Sorghum planted was 1 percent, well behind 24 last year, and behind 17 average.
A team of Mexican end-users visited cooperatives, elevators and farmers in Texas and Kansas late last month as part of back-and-forth trade missions organized by the U.S. Grains Council to discuss opportunities for direct sales of U.S. sorghum into Mexico. Read more
By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University
A Kansas State University research team is putting the finishing touches on the findings from 12 years of work in which they tested the value of growing cover crops in a no-till rotation with wheat, sorghum and soybeans. Read more
One directorship on the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board is open for appointment. The appointment will fill directorship to represent District 3. The term for the members currently filling these seats will expire July 1. The filing deadline is no later than 5 p.m. June 12. District 3 includes the counties of: Keya Paha, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Holt, Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Custer, Valley, Greeley, Sherman, Howard, Dawson, Buffalo, Hall, Gosper, Phelps, Kearney, Furnas, Harlan, and Franklin. Read more
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