Sorghum's Growing Pains - 3
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 24, 2015 07:04 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Heavy rains in south Texas this year highlighted sorghum production's weedy weak link.

"All our pre-emergence weed control got thrown out the window this year with the rain," said Robstown, Texas grower Jim Massey. "I would say almost no farmers in this area are happy with weed control this year. Everyone has a field or two that got away from them."

Post-emergence weed control for grasses is not an option for sorghum growers, because the grain is closely related to the grass weeds that often infest it, and no herbicide-tolerant varieties are yet on the market.


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