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High Plains Journal - Sorghum
Monday, May 25th, 2020
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New technologies aim to help with grass control in sorghum

By Kylene Scott

Bringing herbicide tolerance to sorghum is something growers have been looking for over the past two decades.

Justin Weinheimer, crop improvement director for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the National Sorghum Producers, said since the early 2000s, universities and sorghum seed companies have been trying to bring products to the market. Read more

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Pre-emergence weed control—key to successful grain sorghum production

By Brent Bean

Although growers have already planted grain sorghum in parts of Texas, growers in much of the Plains and other regions of the country will be planting sorghum over the next few weeks. To successfully grow sorghum, a pre-emergence weed control program is essential. Read more

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Agronomist outlines natural pigweed controls

By Tim Unruh

Pigweed, also known as Palmer Amaranth, is a pesky pain to passels of farmers.

But that weed and others are just part of the game to Dale Strickler, agronomist for Green Cover Seed, of Bladen, Nebraska. He spoke at Soil Health U, hosted by High Plains Journal, Jan. 22 and 23, in Salina, Kansas. Read more

National Sorghum Producers announce 2020 Sorghum Yield Contest

National Sorghum Producers will begin accepting entries for the 2020 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest. Yield contestants are split into east and west regions for each division. Contest divisions include irrigated, dryland no-till and dryland tillage, and one winner is selected for the food grade division.  Read more

Nebraska sorghum test plots announced

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and the Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association announced plans for sorghum hybrid and test plots across the state in 2020. NeSPA will once again sponsor a sorghum hybrid plot near Trenton, Nebraska. The plot will be administered and hosted by NGSB Chairman, Mike Baker. NeSPA will also sponsor a food-grade and organic sorghum-only plot in Madison County. Read more

National Sorghum Producers accepting board director applications

The National Sorghum Producers is accepting applications for three positions on the 2021 board of directors. The NSP board leads efforts toward legislative and regulatory change to help create a more profitable, diverse and competitive sorghum industry. Qualified candidates must be a current NSP member and have a passion for representing sorghum growers through lobbying and fundraising activities. No prior board experience is necessary, only a desire to improve the sorghum industry.  Read more

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