Earl Wetta Update - Heading Stage

Earl Wetta • August 26, 2016

Even with a late start this season, Earl’s sorghum has caught up and reached 50 percent flowering on August 19, 2016. It hasn’t required too much management thus far. The leaf tissue sampling he conducted earlier in the season showed adequate fertilizer levels in the plant, so he decided there was no need for additional applications. He has noticed head worms in the crop and has applied a generic pyrethrin (3.84 oz/A) to manage these pests. Earl’s milo received 1.6 inches of rain on August 7 and another 0.3 inches of rain on August 12. There have been moderate temperatures all season long, which has resulted in strong growth. We are looking forward to seeing Earl’s yield results at harvest. Earl Wetta_Heading