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2019 Calhoun County Sorghum Hybrid Trial Results

The Sorghum Hybrid Trial in Calhoun County was harvested on August 1 in Port Lavaca, TX. These tests should be used along with other similar tests from South Texas to help determine the what to plant next year. Below are the results of grain sorghum hybrid trials in Victoria and Refugio Counties.   Other hybrid test results from Texas A&M AgriLife can be found at: http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/.  

2019 Victoria County Sorghum Hybrid Trial Results

The Sorghum Hybrid Trial in Victoria County was harvested on July 30 in Victoria, TX. These tests should be used along with other similar tests from South Texas to help determine the what to plant next year. Other hybrid test results from Texas A&M AgriLife can be found at: http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/.

2019 Refugio County Sorghum Hybrid Trial Results

The Sorghum Hybrid Trials in Refugio County were harvested on July 15 in Bonnieview, TX and July 22 in Austwell, TX. These tests should be used along with other similar tests from South Texas to help determine the what to plant next year. Other hybrid test results from Texas A&M AgriLife can be found at: http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/.

Headworms, Stink Bugs and Sugarcane Aphids in Grain Sorghum

We have been finding Rice Stink Bugs, Headworms and Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum fields  of the Mid-Coast of Texas. Scout sorghum using a 2-gallon bucket and beat heads into the bucket and see what is being captured in the bucket. Look here for a brief video. Economic thresholds for stink bugs and headworms depend on the cost of control, expected crop value, and sorghum heads per acre. Look here for an economic thresholds calculator. I am using an economic threshold of 0.5 – 1 stink bug per head,… Read More →

Stink Bugs and Headworms in Grain Sorghum

Some sorghum fields across the Mid-Coast of Texas have been inundated with Rice Stink Bugs or Headworms; or in some cases, both stink bugs and headworms. Adding to this problem, I have received several reports of pyrethroid insecticides failing to control rice stink bugs. Scout sorghum using a 2-gallon bucket and beat heads into the bucket and see what is being captured in the bucket. Look here for a brief video. Economic thresholds for stink bugs and headworms depend on the cost of control, expected crop value, and… Read More →