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sorghum planting intentions

I don't even know where to follow prices, but exports have been very good for this crop. How many dryland corn acres and acres under irrigation restrictions will get switched from corn??? If any... What will failed wheat acres turn into?? Soys??  Sorghum/milo?? Fallow??

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Honored Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

Nothing without rain.

 

A % of low yield irrigation well areas will have hard decisions whether to try for 2/3 of a corn crop, 1/2 circle or milo.

 

Milo is not all roses either. One wind, heavy snow, or ice event and it is on the ground. It ,next to wheat is probably the most hardy crop out there though.

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Senior Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

1/3 of my acres will be planted to grain sorghum. 2013 top yielding corn was 47BPA, sorghum ranged 75-120 BPA. The wide range of sorghum yield was due to lodging. As Hobby said, milo is more forgiving than corn but it isn't a guarantee by any means.
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Veteran Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

Only problem is Milo cost so much to plant.
Seed is $180 a bag or more, then herbicide,
Which has carryover problems, and then
fertilizer.

Talk here is planting to millet.

I personally like sunflowers, but the numbers
Don't look good.
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Senior Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

What herbicides you using cheapo?  I've been raising milo my entire life and I've never experienced a carryover issue.

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Senior Contributor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

He must be using more seed per ac. than I do , because our seed cost is hardly a factor.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

Idivered milo tracks with corn price. Local e plant is paying 94% of corn price. That percentage can change but that is usually close. Btw it was closer to 88-90% before the e plant was here
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Senior Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

What plant you talking about Clayton, Lyons?

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Veteran Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

Liberal
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Senior Advisor

Re: sorghum planting intentions

Oh, guess I thought you were southeast of me.

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