Sorghum

Drying Sorghums and Millets for Baling August 4, 2017

Drying sorghums, sudans, and millets enough to bale can be a challenge in some summers. The author offers several steps to improve cutting and dry-down.

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Nebraska is partnering with the University of Illinois in the $104-million Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation. Biochemistry professor Edgar Cahoon and agronomy and horticulture professor Tom Clemente will lead Nebraska’s part of the project; their goal is to genetically enhance certain sorghum species so that the stems and leaves contain more oil and less starch. (Photo by Craig Chandler)

Plant Scientists Aim to Turn Sorghum into Jet Fuel July 19, 2017

As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, two Nebraska plant scientists plan to spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of sorghum, a drought-tolerant crop that can be grown on more marginal lands than other farm crops.

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Photo of sorghum and corn fields side by side from Sorghum Symposium presentation

Sorghum Speakers on Lowering Costs, Increasing Profitability March 7, 2017

Managing production costs to maximize profitability was a key theme at the 2017 Nebraska Sorghum Symposium. Managing herbicide-resistant, yield-robbing weeds was part of that message, as shared by Nebraska and national speakers focusing on sorghum production. Five of these presentations are shared here. The event was sponsored by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, and Nebraska Extension.

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Sorghum Symposiums Coming to Grand Island and North Platte January 6, 2017

The 2017 Sorghum Symposiums Jan. 25 at North Platte and Jan. 26 at Grand Island offer timely and useful information to help sorghum farmers make confident, informed production and management decisions for their operations.

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Sorghum Field Days to Feature Industry Agronomist August 24, 2016

Rick Kochenower, sorghum agronomist for Chromatin, Inc., will be a guest speaker at the Nebraska Sorghum Field Days Sept. 7 in Trenton and Sept. 8 in Farwell.

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Figure 1. Sugarcane aphids. (Photo credit: Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)
Figure 1. Sugarcane aphids. (Photo credit: Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)

Be on the Lookout for Sugarcane Aphids on Sorghum July 29, 2016

Nebraska grain sorghum producers are being advised to be on the lookout for sugarcane aphids. While this pest hasn't been a problem in Nebraska previously, it is in Kansas and moving north. The sugarcane aphid is light yellow to gray in color, with dark cornicles (“tail-pipes”) at the end of the body and dark tarsi (feet). Adult aphids can be winged or wingless.

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Yellow sugarcane aphid. (Photo by Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)
Yellow sugarcane aphid. (Photo by Patrick Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org)

Insecticide Approved in Nebraska to Treat Sugarcane Aphids June 3, 2016

The US EPA has approved sulfoxaflor (the active ingredient in Transform WG) for use against sugarcane aphids in Nebraska sorghum. This is a Section 18 emergency use exemption for 2016.

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Silage Conference: What to Grow and How to Store and Price It April 22, 2016

Iowa State University and University of Nebraska—Lincoln will be hosting a one-day Silage for Beef Cattle Conference June 17 to explore best practices for making, storing and using silage.

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