Dough Milestones

Follow champion growers chronicle their Dough stage milestones.

Earl Wetta Update - Dough Stage
Earl is happy to report his milo is looking good. The heads have reached soft dough stage and are showing color.
He’s struggled with sugarcane aphids and sprayed for them at the end of August. There has been a moderate amount of rainfall, so the field conditions were wet when he made his pass for aphids, but they were able to get in OK. As of September 27, the plan is to harvest the sorghum in approximately three weeks. Stay tuned for a harvest update in late October.
Steven Albracht Update - Dough Stage
Despite the lack of rainfall early on, this season has been good to Steven. His Sorghum Shootout milo is looking strong, and the only pests he’s really had to deal with lately are some pesky blackbirds.
On August 4, Steven applied 3 oz of Headline® to help with disease control and improve overall plant health. And, again, on August 19, he made a pass across his fields with 1 qt NDemand® liquid fertilizer, 8 oz Stoller X-Cyte™ and 1 gallon of molasses for improved grain fill in these critical growth stages. Steven has been able to give his irrigation schedule a break thanks to the 2.25” of rain on August 8, 1.85” on August 31 and another 3.50” on September 6. The sorghum is in full dough stage, and we are waiting anxiously to see the results of this full-season management come harvest time.