Here's Where to Learn the Latest on Sorghum

Plan to attend seminars in January.

Published on: Dec 18, 2007

Three Sorghum Cropping Profitability Seminars will be held later this month in Nebraska.

The seminars are sponsored by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association and the Grain Sorghum Board and supported by the University o f Nebraska and Kansas State University. Seminars start at 9 a.m. and go through 3:30 p.m.

The schedule:
Jan. 29, Ella Missing Community Center in Arapahoe.
Jan. 30, 4-H Building in Deshler.
Jan. 31, Saline Center at Hwy 15 & County Road M in Saline County.

"Water limitations for irrigation, high energy costs and weather uncertainties have farmers looking for ways to gain greater production efficiency," says Gerald Simonsen of Ruskin, NeGSPA president. "Farmers are looking for ways to reduce costs and production risk while achieving top yields."

Burdette Piening, farmer from Lincoln, says the programs are designed for farmers looking for information they can apply immediately to their operations. "It also gives farmers a chance to offer input on the sorghum checkoff program," says Piening, chairman of the Grain Sorghum Board.

A key topic addresses how to produce top yields under water-limiting and tough conditions.

Other topics are the economics of grain sorghum production, animal performance on brown mid-rib grain sorghum, weed control in sorghum, sorghum diseases and nitrogen management and recommendations for sorghum.

Sorghum Association representatives will also report on the status of the proposed national checkoff on sorghum.

For more information, contact your local Extension office or the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board/NeGSPA office at 402-471-4276 or email: sorghum-bk@email.state.ne.us.