Recommending growing sorghum makes sense
“Silage producers must face the challenge of growing adequate feed supplies with considerably less inputs than in the past,” Marsalis continued. “The drought and heat tolerance of forage sorghum combined with the ability to resume growth after drought makes it an ideal candidate for silage systems in dry climates facing water supply concerns.”
His research has shown that forage sorghum can produce comparable or better yields than corn when irrigation water becomes limiting or when growing conditions are less than ideal.
“Whether it’s an irrigated or dryland farming operation, sorghum’s adaptive nature, high production efficiency and versatility make it a valuable tool and the best choice for forage producers demanding a reliable crop that produces high quality feed,” said Lubbers.