Studies about cover crops from many of the semi-arid Great Plains have been cautionary or conditional, owing to potential concerns about soil moisture or nutrient use from covers seeded ahead of cash crops.
Adjusting to earlier planting dates for sorghum could help growers get the crop emerged and cut before potential sugarcane aphid damage is heaviest, says Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologist Ed Bynum.
With severe grass and broadleaf weed pressure looking likely this year, good crop rotation and herbicide selection are essential components of managing weeds in grain sorghum, say experts at Kansas State University Extension.
A grain sorghum variety trial was initiated at the High Plains Agricultural Laboratory to identify early maturing grain sorghum cultivars with reliably high yield potential in the high plains ecoregion of western Nebraska.
Kansas State University crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth is back to respond to a multitude of questions he's been getting about late-season insect problems in grain sorghum, and the best strategies for contending with them...most notably, sugarcane aphids and the sorghum headworm.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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