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(Neb)-Grain Sorghum Field Day Thursday South Of Gordon

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/04/2019 10:58 AM
GORDON - Nebraska Extension is holding a Grain Sorghum Field Day tomorrow south of Gordon to highlight research into sorghum varieties and production methods as well as a discussion of the crop's potential for the Panhandle.

      It begins at 9 a-m at the Ben Schaer farm 5-miles south of Gordon at the intersection of Hwy 27 and 590th Road.

     Leading the program will Dr Cody Creech, Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

      Attendees will have the opportunity to view 25 grain sorghum hybrids and discuss how to select appropriate ones for this area. They'll also hear about research from 2 other trials - one on fertility and the other on row spacing.

     Southwest Nebraska grain sorghum grower and Nebraska Sorghum Board member Mike Baker will be on hand to discuss how he uses grain sorghum in his rotations and to answer production questions.

      The research and field day are supported in part by a Partnership Grant with Nebraska Extension from North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

      Grain sorghum is a drought-tolerant crop known for its efficient water use, but its use on the High Plains has been limited because higher elevations have cool night temperatures, which limit heat-unit accumulation and delay physiological maturity.


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