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High Plains Journal - Sorghum
Friday, June 9th, 2023

Featured Story


Considerations for picking a forage sorghum hybrid

By Kay Ledbetter │ Communications Coordinator - Texas A&M AgriLife

“What forage sorghum hybrid should I pick?” That’s a question Jourdan Bell, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist and associate professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Amarillo, gets multiple times per week this time of year. Read more

Sorghum U-Wheat U is set for August 9, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Wichita, KS. The program will include farmer panel discussions, breakout sessions and a keynote. CEU credits will be available for Certified Crop Advisers.

Confirmed speakers include Josh Lofton with Oklahoma State University, Allan Fritz with Kansas State University and Brent Bean with United Sorghum Checkoff.

More program details will be available at hpj.com/suwu.

For sponsorship information, contact Jason Koenig, jkoenig@hpj.com or 314-873-125.


Sorghum News You May Have Missed


Researcher evaluates traits in sorghum that affect the human gut

By Kylene Scott

A professor at the University of Nebraska Department of Food Science and Technology is standing at the intersection of crop improvement and human health. Andrew Benson addressed the topic during the recent Center for Sorghum Improvement Seminar. Read more


K-State entomologist advises farmers to be on lookout for armyworms

By Pat Melgares Kansas State University Research and Extension

Depending on the time of year, army cutworms and armyworms can be a nemesis to farmers. But in late spring, they’d much rather be dealing with the army cutworm. Read more


Sweet spot for sorghum

By Dave Bergmeier

All maps show the drought’s grip on the western and southern Plains and as May nears growers are figuring what their options might be and one hope for farmers in future years is also a familiar one—sorghum. Read more


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