Tim Fisher

Wynne, Arkansas


  • crop 3,800 acres of corn, wheat, soybeans, sorghum and sweet potatoes
  • acclaimMulti-year corn and sorghum yield champion
  • words of wisdom“You have to watch milo. You have to see what it needs. It’s intense, you work it just like you would your corn.”

    “It’s all about the timing of getting it up and the timing of getting head exertion out right.”

Tim's latest milestone

Tim Fisher Update - Harvest Stage

On August 12, Tim’s sorghum was growing over his head, and he was set to harvest his Sorghum Shootout field two weeks later. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. 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.

The hard truth is that growers never really know how the chips may fall and what weather they’ll be handed each season. They can only roll with the punches and get back up, hit after hit. Tim plans to set out again next season in the hopes that Mother Nature will be on his side this time. He will once again arm his plants with the best protection at his disposal and manage the crop all season long, still determined to hit a new sorghum yield record.

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Tim's scorecard

  • Planting


    • 4/17/2016
    • Seed Brand/Hybrid used

    • Pioneer® 84P72
    • Plant Population

    • 120,000
    • Seed depth

    • 1 in.
    • Soil conditions at planting

    • Dry
    • Tillage system used

    • Conventional till
    • Dryland or Irrigated

    • Row water irrigated
    • Seed treatment/in-furrow products

    • Bio-Forge® ST, Stimulate™ Yield Enhancer, side dressed with total phosphate
    • Fertilizer applied prior to planting?

    • 100 lbs. of sulfate and 150 lbs. of potash applied prior to planting, 25 units of nitrogen
    • Row Spacing

    • 30 in.
    • Read the planting milestone 
  • Emergence

      Date of emergence

    • 5/1/2016
    • Stand Count?

    • 120,000
    • Condition of the plants?

    • Growing well, very green
  • 5–6 Leaf Stage

      Pesticide applications

    • Plan to apply in late July
    • Fertilizer applications

    • 100 lb potash, 100 lb urea applied at pre-boot stage (i.e., pre-boot is like pre-tassle stage in corn)
    • Bio-stimulants

    • Information not available
    • Rainfall/relevant growing conditions

    • Experienced thunderstorms with heavy rains and high winds reaching up to 70 mph
  • Heading Stage

      Fungicide application

    • Applied 6 oz Quilt Xcel(R) Fungicide
    • Insecticide application

    • Applied 4 oz Sivanto(R) Insecticide
    • Bio-stimulants

    • Applied 4 oz Stoller X-Cyte(TM) to help with pollination in hot temperatures
    • Date to reach 50% flowering

    • July 4, 2016
    • Fertilizer

    • Applied 2.5 lb/A Harvest More(TM) Urea Mate 5-10-27 and 4 oz Bio-Forge(R)
    • Rainfall/relevant growing conditions

    • Experiencing a fair share of stress this season; typically getting too much rain with high winds reaching 60 mph
  • Harvest Stage

    • Check back soon for harvest scorecard updates.