Source: Syngenta Seeds via Seedquest.com
With enough moisture in key regions this year, many growers across Kansas and Oklahoma may decide to double crop behind their winter wheat acres to take advantage of an additional revenue stream. Short season grain sorghum hybrids offer a double-crop option especially well suited to the High Plains.
"Under current, favorable conditions of abundant moisture, growers looking to double crop should consider sorghum," said Steve Sick, sorghum product manager at Syngenta Seeds, Inc. "This very tolerant crop can help growers maximize double-crop yields with extremely little management."
With adequate time before frost and the right conditions, growers can look to plant sorghum into wheat stubble by early July. To best maximize results, growers should use hybrids with strong emergence and early vigor, stress tolerance and high-yield potential to ensure a profitable second crop.