Scorecards

Champion Growers recognize the high versatility and yield potential that sorghum brings to the table. Ride along with these top producers as we track each phase of growth, from sowing seed through final harvest.

Earl's
scorecard

 
  • Planting

      DATE

    • 6/17/2016
    • Seed Brand/Hybrid used

    • Phillips 672
    • Plant Population

    • 37,000
    • Seed depth

    • 1 in.
    • Soil conditions at planting

    • Ideal moisture
    • Tillage system used

    • Light disk to plant into moist soil
    • Dryland or Irrigated

    • Dryland
    • Seed treatment/in-furrow products

    • In-furrow application of Stoller Stimulate™ Yield Enhancer (8 oz/A) mixed with 5 gallons 10-34-0 starter fertilizer
    • Herbicide program

    • 1.5 quarts of Lexar® EZ Herbicide applied pre-plant and 1.5 quarts of Lexar EZ Herbicide applied pre-emergence
    • Fertilizer applied prior to planting?

    • 140 units of anhydrous (N) in early March with the goal to plant in May, but then had 3 weeks of rain, so was delayed in planting
    • Row Spacing

    • 30 in.
  • Emergence

      Date of emergence

    • 6/23/2016
    • Stand Count?

    • 34,000 plants per acre
    • Rainfall to date/relevant growing conditions

    • Rained 3/4 of an inch on 6/23
  • 5–6 Leaf Stage

      Pesticide applications

    • None
    • Fertilizer applications

    • None
    • Bio-stimulants

    • Foliar feed application of Bio-Forge® on July 26
    • Rainfall/Relevant growing conditions

    • 1.4 inches rain on July 18 followed by 5 days of 100+ degrees; 0.5 inch of rain on July 25
  • Heading Stage

      Fungicide application

    • None
    • Insecticide application

    • Generic pyrethrin applied 3.84 oz/A for head worms
    • Bio-stimulants

    • None
    • Date to reach 50% flowering

    • August 19, 2016
    • Fertilizer

    • None - leaf test showed adequate fertilizer levels
    • Rainfall/relevant growing conditions

    • 1.6 inches rain on 8/7; 0.3 inches rain on 8/12; moderate temperatures
  • Harvest

    • Check back soon for harvest scorecard updates.

Tim's
scorecard

 
  • Planting

      DATE

    • 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.
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  • 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

    • Check back soon for harvest scorecard updates.

Steven's
scorecard

 
  • Planting

      DATE

    • 5/31/2016
    • Seed Brand/Hybrid used

    • Pioneer® 84G62 & 84P72
    • Plant Population

    • 105,000
    • Seed depth

    • 3/4 - 1 in.
    • Soil conditions at planting

    • Moist
    • Tillage system used

    • Ripped twice; ran a finishing plow
    • Dryland or Irrigated

    • Irrigated, Pivot
    • Seed treatment/in-furrow products

    • 2 oz. Stoller Stimulate™ & 4 oz. Bio-Forge®
    • Herbicide program

    • 3 pints Bicep Lite II Magnum® spiked with Sharpen® herbicides
    • Was a soil test done?

    • Yes
    • Fertilizer applied prior to planting?

    • Manure in fall
    • Row Spacing

    • 30 in.
  • Emergence

      Date of emergence

    • 06/06/16
    • Rainfall to date/relevant growing conditions

    • Irrigated .80" on 6/18, .90" on 6/20.
    • Condition of the plants?

    • very good/V4 - 06/23
    • Stand count

    • 97,000
  • 5–6 Leaf Stage

      Bio-stimulants

    • Applied 4 oz Bio-Forge(R) & one quart X-Tra Power(TM) 6/25 (V4/V5 plant stage)

      Applied 8 oz Stoller ReZist(TM) and 8 oz Bio-Forge(R) mixed with 1 gal molasses on 7/1 (plants at V9/V10)
    • Rainfall/relevant growing conditions

    • Irrigated 0.08 on 6/25, a quarter on 6/28, 0.09 on 6/29, and an inch and a half on 7/1
  • Heading Stage

      Fungicide application

    • N/A
    • Fertilizer

    • Applied a quarter of NDemand® Entourage K 11-0-16 on 7/19

      NDemand applied every 2 days after heading.
    • Bio-stimulants

    • Applied 4 oz X-Cyte, 1 oz N-Large and 1 gal molasses on 7/19

      8 oz X-Cyte, 3 oz Headline and 1 gal sugar applied 8/10
    • Date to reach 50% flowering

    • August 1, 2016
    • Rainfall/relevant growing conditions

    • Irrigated:

      2.0" 7/11

      2.25" 7/25

      2.0" 7/19

      2.0" 7/21 (heading)

      2.0" 7/24

      1.8" 7/28

      1.0" 7/30
    • Comments

    • "Plant looks phenomenal. Would be real nice to get a rain. No rain since planting! Plan to irrigate for the next 10 days."
  • Harvest

    • Check back soon for harvest scorecard updates.