Earl Wetta Update - Planting

Earl Wetta • June 22, 2016

Kansas has been experiencing excessive rains this spring, which has, unfortunately, pushed Earl Wetta’s planting date back later than he had planned. But after a couple dry weeks in early June and some light disking, he was able to plant into ideal moist soil conditions on June 17, 2016. Earl chose a Phillips 672 seed variety for his Shootout milo; planting in 30-inch rows with a seed depth of 1 inch and a seed rate of 37,000. His herbicide program consists of 1.5 quarts of Lexar® EZ Herbicide applied preplant and another 1.5 quart of Lexar EZ applied pre-emergence. Earl’s land is not irrigated, but thanks to increased rainfall, his crop should have what it needs during the crucial early growth stages. To help the crop along, he applied Stoller Stimulate™ Yield Enhancer (8 oz/A) tank mixed with 5 gallons of 10-34-0 starter fertilizer in-furrow. He had also applied 140 units of anhydrous (N) back in early March with the intent to plant his sorghum in May, but Mother Nature had other plans, as she often does. We are excited to see how his sorghum performs this season in spite of the later planting date. With good weather conditions, a little nurturing and the help of some yield enhancing products from Stoller, Earl feels good about his chances to have a very high yield.