Use 6 to 12 pounds per acre for forage sorghum and pearl millet. National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce a new U.S. dryland sorghum yield record has been set at 245.86 bushels per acre by Ella Johnston of Fulton County, Pennsylvania, in the 35th National Sorghum Yield Contest. However, yields of TDN (total digestible nutrients) per acre are usually lower from forage sorghums than from corn. In order to best estimate the yield potential of grain sorghum, we need to understand the main plant components of sorghum yield. Sorghum is often planted in 30 inch rows but could be planted in 15 or 20 inch rows to maximize production potential. Manures and Fertilization in Sorghum or Jowar Farming:-The main field should be added with 10 to15 tone of Farm … Seed broadcasting should be avoided.The seed should not be sowed more than 2 – 3 cm depth. The yields illustrate that with proper management and good growing conditions, grain sorghum is capable of producing extremely high yields. The main yield-driving factors are: Number of plants, Number of tillers per plant, Total number of seeds per head, and; Seeds per pound. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION. One month after sowing, top dress the crop with Calcium Ammonium Nitrate at the rate of 14 kilograms per acre. Harvested at the correct stage with good fertility, these crops, particularly BMR types, have high digestible energy and crude protein levels of 15 – 20%. in sandy soil. By Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Extension crop production and cropping systems specialist. Robert Klein - Emeritus Extension Professor | Cody Creech - Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist. Sorghum is 8 inches on average. Alcohol production from stem could be calculated according to alcohol degree fermented from juice of stem. Seed sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, and foxtail millet at 15 to 25 pounds of seed per acre. Sorghums, sudangrass and sorghum/sudan hybrids should be seeded about June 1 at a depth of 1 to 2.5 inches (2.5 to 4 cm). At that price, times the average government yield estimate of 73 bpa, sorghum revenue would average nearly $244 per acre. On 40-inch rows with limited irrigation, 5 to 6 seeds per foot are sufficient, and to produce maximum yields with full irrigation 8 seeds per row foot. USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Information. For heavy clay soils, increase N by 20 to 30 lbs/acre. High-yielding grain sorghum begins with a balanced fertility program. 11/10/20 Crop Production (November 2020) 10/09/20 Crop Production (October 2020) 09/30/20 Small Grains and Stocks (September 2020) 09 ... Sorghum: Production per Acre by County ~ Providing Timely, Accurate and Useful Statistics in Service to U.S. Agriculture ~ NASS Home | USDA.gov | Data.gov | USA.gov | WhiteHouse.gov | Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) | No Fear … Seeding depth should be 1 in. The sorghum family regrows after cutting or grazing. Splitting N is advisable; apply 1/3 at planting and the remainder when plants are in the 4- to 6-leaf stage. Sorghum for syrup can be planted with a corn planter or with a grain drill at a rate of 10 to 15 lb/acre. Germination percentage is listed at 85 percent on seed bags as mandated by seed labeling laws. per acre sorghum is probably more like 160 bu. Irrigation Management. Grain sorghum yields exceeding 100 bushels per acre have been obtained in Wisconsin (Table 2). If corn consistently yields below 114 bushels per acre, sorghum can be a better economic choice.” How to grow it Breeding is one area in which sorghum has paled compared with corn. For dairy quality feed, BMR sudangrass is preferred. Sorghum-sudangrass and sudangrass had more similar yields using either one or two harvests than other sorghum types due to greater tiller production than the forage sorghums. Use the lower rates in dry areas and higher rates in humid and irrigated areas. Therefore, it is suitable for dryland production or limited irrigation. “The difference is in yield, where corn might yield 200 bu. Yield is determined by the interaction of three components: number of grain kernels per panicle, weight of the individual grain kernels and number of panicles per acre. Irrigated sorghum with adequate plant density (48,000 plants/acre), average number of tillers per plant of 1.3, and good yield environment with adequate flowering and grain filling periods: (48 plants in 17.4 foot -1/1000th of an acre- x 1.3 fertile tillers per plant) = 62 heads A 50 Kilogram bag of CAN costs between Sh1600 to Sh1800 in agro vets. Increase Dryland Corn or Grain Sorghum Yields by 35 Bushel per Acre by Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble July 10, 2020. 120 to 150 pounds of N per acre is adequate to produce maximum yields. It is important to read the information on the bag tag to accurately calculate the number of acres each 50-pound bag will plant, based on projected seeds per acre. Sorghum growers from 24 states entered to win this year’s National Sorghum Producer Yield Contest, with this year’s top yield at 228.07 bushels per acre. Area for harvest, at 2.76 million acres, is up 15% from 2019. Sorghum’s ability to tiller gives growers a lot of flexibility in seeding rates. Grain sorghum seed size is typically 14,000 to 16,000 seeds per pound, but can range from 9,000 to 22,000 seeds per pound. But the crop once again proved its impressive versatility this year, after sorghum grower Ella Johnston, of Fulton County, Pennsylvania, set a new U.S. record for dryland sorghum production with a field that hit 245.86 bushels per acre (bpa), in the National Sorghum Producer’s 2020 Sorghum Yield Contest. Maximum yield of sorghum-sudangrass is obtained if stubble height is maintained at 10 inches to allow for regrowth to originate from terminal buds rather than from buds at the base of the plant. In addition, the single harvest yields at Hancock were 3 to 4 tons of DM per acre greater than at Marshfield; this was likely due to faster emergence and better soil conditions. On average, corn yields annually increase an average of 1.82 bushels per acre, according to an analysis by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois agricultural economics. National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce that a new U.S. dryland sorghum yield record is 245.86 bushels per acre. The top yield in the 2004 yield contest was an amazing 213 bushels per acre. In these studies, sorghum yields were maximized at 25,000 plants per acre (optimum between 20,000 to 30,000 plants per acre) in western Kansas at 17 inches annual precipitation; 40,000 in central Kansas at 30 inches annual precipitation; and 50,000 in eastern Kansas at 32 inches annual precipitation. Sorghum-sudangrass can produce 4 to 8 tons of forage per acre when harvested to a 6- to 10-inch stubble. If the crop receives more moisture, it will respond positively. For green chop or silage, sorghum/sudan grass hybrids are better than sudangrass because of their larger plant growth and higher production per acre. Consider the 204.5-bushel-per-acre entry from Greensburg, Kansas, farmers Ki and Kim Gamble, on an irrigated farm featuring Pioneer’s 84G62 hybrid. Seed rate and Sowing in Sorghum or Jowar Farming:-Seed rate of 35-40 kg per hectare is well enough and sowing should be carried out by drilling @ row-to-row distance of 25 cm. Minnesota research shows little response to planting rates of 20,000 to 80,000 plants/acre for sugar yield. Table 2.4 showed that alcohol production from stem for Keller, Wray, Rio and Shennong No.2 was similar. in medium or heavy soil or 1 1/2 in. Higher seeding rates will help produce finer stems, which is often desirable for pasture and hay. That's substantially better than the $194 per acre … EABL buys a kilo of the crop at Sh30. Planting dates For highest yields, and to avoid possible sorghum midge damage, plant as soon as soil temperatures reach a minimum of 60 degrees F at planting depth (reading should be made between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.). It requires only 40-60 lbs of nitrogen per acre. The juice yield per hectare of sweet sorghum could be calculated according to the yield of fresh stem and juice rate. Farmers who participate in the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest, however, achieve impressive yields, too. Yield potential and economics of grain sorghum must be compared to corn to determine whether or not grain sorghum offers an advantage. Although sorghum was difficult to get planted in the 2019 growing season, regular moisture helped Dryland-Tillage East and 2019 Bin Buster winner Santino Santini grow a fantastic sorghum crop yielding almost 213 bushels per acre. Brown Mid Rib Trait or BMR. With lower commodity prices than typical, Santini said his operation is careful to use only what is necessary to produce an effective crop. ... Corie Shaner, and Danny Greene for their overall support of the 1997 Sorghum Yield Testing program. Ella Johnston of Fulton County, Pennsylvania, set the record in the 35th National Sorghum Yield Contest. Sorghum for grain is forecast at 237 million bushels, up 16% from last year. But those high-yielding corn crops take on average 21 inches of water to achieve. Sorghum, on the other hand ranged from 160 to 140 bushels per acre. Planting depth is 0.75 to 1.25 inches. Yield expectations under optimal weather conditions, management, and timely seeding are 3 – 4 tonnes or more of dry matter per acre. Four producers had yields over 200 bushels per acre. A minor change in a seeding rate of a few thousand seeds per acre often results in no significant difference in yield. One hectare of sorghum can yield up to 1500kg. Head formation takes place after the 8-leaf stage and adequate N is needed at that stage to produce maximum yields. Crops Information Table 2. I look forward to meeting each one at the upcoming Commodity Classic,” said NSP board of directors Chairman Don Bloss. Sorghum-Sudan Hybrids, Crabgrass) tons 4-8 . NASS publications cover a wide range of subjects, from traditional crops, such as corn and wheat, to specialties, such as mushrooms and flowers; from calves born to hogs slaughtered; from agricultural prices to land in farms. 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