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Updated for 2018 - Kansas Sorghum Management publication

A newly revised K-State Research and Extension publication, Kansas Sorghum Management 2018, is now available and can be accessed online at: https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3046.pdf


This publication helps producers manage their sorghum crop as efficiently and profitably as possible under Kansas growing conditions. Recommendations should be considered as guidelines and must be tailored to situations based on the cropping system, soils, and weed populations encountered in that field. This comprehensive guide is written specifically for Kansas and includes valuable, up-to-date information on:

  • Tillage and rotations
  • Hybrid selection
  • Planting practices
  • Weed control
  • Irrigation management
  • Fertilizer requirements
  • Diseases
  • Insects
  • Pre-harvest desiccants

Contributors to the 2018 version of this publication include:

Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems
Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Doug Jardine, Plant Pathology
Curtis Thompson, Weed Science
Jeff Whitworth, Entomology
Danny Rogers, Agricultural Engineering