Sorghum's Top Growers Share Secrets

Sorghum's Top Growers Share Secrets

Kansas growers receive honors in national contest for sorghum yields.

Kansas growers received honors in the 2010 National Sorghum Producers Yield and Management Contest. Growers in Phillips, Kiowa and Wichita counties are national winners in the contest. The Sorghum Yield and Management Contest scores contestants by comparing their yields to their county's average yield.

Levin Farms, Phillips County, placed second in the No-Till Non-Irrigated division with a yield of 170.98 bushels per acre, beating the Phillips County average yield by 90.48 bushels planting Pioneer 84G46.

Kiowa County grower Ki Gamble placed third in the Reduced-Till Irrigated division with a yield of 184.29 bushels per acre, beating the Kiowa County average yield by 77.59 bushels. He planted Pioneer 84G62.

Wichita County grower Galen Berning, placed third in the Conventional-Till Irrigated division with a yield of 175.5 bushels per acre, beating the Wichita County average yield by 83 bushels per acre. He planted Pioneer 84G62.

In addition to the three national winners, Kansas had two state winners who did not place nationally.

Justin Short, Saline County, won the state competition in Mulch-Till Non-Irrigated with a yield of 116.43 bushels per acre, beating his county average yield by 47.13 bushels. He planted DEKALB DKS53-67.

Clayton and Luanne Short, Saline County, won the state competition in Conventional-Till Non-Irrigated division with a yield of 130.14 bushels per acre, beating their county average by 60.84 bushels per acre. They planted Pioneer 84P74.

National and state winners will be recognized at the NSP Yield and Management Contest Awards Dinner on March 4 held at the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida.

For a complete listing of yield contest winners, visit http://www.sorghumgrowers.com

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