August 20, 2018
The Nebraska Sorghum Board invites sorghum growers to the 2018 Sorghum Field Days at two locations in September.
The field stops include both irrigated and dryland plot tours, with management information from the plot cooperator. Sorghum seed representatives will be available to share hybrid information.
The program will cover field performance of commercial sorghum hybrids, updates on markets, sorghum agronomics and checkoff activities.
The tour stops will include a demonstration of the Bish SuperCrop sorghum header, a newly designed header catering to the needs of today's sorghum farmers. According to Bish Enterprises of Giltner, Neb., the header is designed for easy pickup of downed sorghum, as well as optimal harvest of standing sorghum, while leaving a minimum of 15 inches of stubble in the field in both conditions.
A meal and program will follow the field tours. The meal will include a sorghum agronomy update by Brent Bean, director of agronomy for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and an update from the Nebraska Sorghum Board. Ag West Commodities will provide a market outlook at the Trenton location.
Participating seed companies include Arrow Seed, Channel Seed, Dekalb, Dyna-Gro, Fontanelle, Hoegemeyer, NuTech Seed, Pioneer and Sorghum Partners.
The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association are planning and coordinating the field days.
Schedule and directions
The locations are as follows:
• Irrigated and dryland plot tours will be 5 p.m. Sept. 5 at Mike Baker's farm near Trenton. Travel 2.5 miles north of Trenton to Road 717; then go west 3 miles.
• Irrigated plot tours will be 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at John Dvoracek's farm near Farwell. Off Highway 92 at the west edge of Farwell, go 2 miles north on Salem, 1 mile west on 15th Avenue, and 1.5 miles north on Tilden. Turn left into the field at the plot sign at the bridge.
Source: Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board
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