The National Sorghum Producers, in partnership with StollerUSA®, proudly presents the Sorghum Shootout. Whether you’re considering sorghum for the first time or are a seasoned milo pro, the Sorghum Shootout is your forum for bringing home high yields and big profits.
Follow along from seed to harvest as champion growers Steven Albracht, Tim Fisher and Earl Wetta chronicle their journey to record breaking yields. Check back regularly as Steven, Tim and Earl share ROI-driven techniques and inputs that lead to milestone sorghum yields.
“There looked to be 250 bu/A of sorghum standing in the field, easily. But those birds came in and took a good chunk of it before we could get it out of the field.” Steven felt there was value in both the new products and the more intensive management he tried on his milo this year; he plans to shoot for 250 bu/A again next year.
Kansas experienced a great deal of rainfall, which ultimately pushed Earl’s harvest date all the way back to November 1. Earl’s Sorghum Shootout field was very flat, resulting in standing water and some places in the soil staying wetter than others.
During the first couple weeks of August, Tim’s fields were hit with extended periods of heavy rains and warm temperatures that caused his milo to sprout while still growing in the field. As a result, he was unable to submit a yield for the grain sorghum contest.