The Sorghum Checkoff program is sponsoring grower field days in Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Tennessee. These field days will demonstrate new over-the-top herbicide technology trials. These trials are intended to test how this new technology will perform in various climates and conditions.
Herbicides used for weed control in other crops make the rotation to sorghum difficult because sorghum has little resistance to these products. This new technology will allow producers outstanding weed control and flexibility in crop rotations. The development of a resistant variety will allow growers the option of planting sorghum following other crops. Growers could potentially expect to see this new technology available for limited release by 2012.
Sorghum producer Bill Kubecka says this new technology will allow sorghum to be a more competitive crop.
To learn more about these field trials visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com.