UNL CropWatch Feb. 2, 2011: National Webcasts Cover Sorghum Production Topics

UNL CropWatch Feb. 2, 2011: National Webcasts Cover Sorghum Production Topics

Feb. 2, 2011

The national Sorghum Checkoff program and the Plant Management Network are offering three webcasts on sorghum crop management.

Sorghum Acres

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that nationally, 4,808,000 acres of sorghum were harvested in 2010, down from 5,520,000 acres in 2009 and 7,271,000 acres in 2008. (See Report)

In Nebraska, approximately 75,000 acres of grain sorghum were harvested in 2010. State production was estimated at 6,750,000 bushels in 2010. (See Report)


The free, public webcasts cover:

  • weed management practices
  • no-till grain sorghum production, and
  • a comparison of sorghum and corn’s profitability, particularly in stress-prone environments.

“These webcasts present useful and important information that is pertinent to the needs and interests of sorghum farmers,” said Bill Kubecka, chairman of the Sorghum Checkoff, and sorghum farmer from Palacios, Texas. “Whether it be utilizing good stewardship practices for the new post-emergent weed and grass control technology, or increasing yields through no-till systems, these webcasts offer something for every sorghum farmer.”

To access the webcasts, brought to you by the Sorghum Checkoff and the Plant Management Network, visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com/sorghum-webinars .

The Plant Management Network is a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. PMN achieves this mission through its applied, science-based resources. PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America.

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United Sorghum Checkoff Program