Steven Albracht Update – Harvest Stage

Steven Albracht • November 29, 2016

Steven harvested his Sorghum Shootout milo on October 8. The field was still standing perfectly, showcasing the impeccable plant health he achieved this year, and conditions were ideal for cutting. His Shootout field average yield was 205 bu/A, test weight was 60-61 lb/bu with 13.3-13.7 percent moisture. “I was happy with the way the season went, and we were able to increase test weight and boost plant health like we wanted to. But I had higher hopes for the final yield numbers.” It was estimated that 30 percent of Steven’s sorghum was eaten by birds before harvest. “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 both in 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.
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