Grain Sorghum Production in Arkansas
Grain sorghum (commonly known as "milo") is an excellent rotational crop and is useful for root-knot nematode management since grain sorghum is not a host. Grain sorghum is also a good crop to help manage glyphosate-tolerant pigweed.
Nearly all of the grain sorghum grown in the state is produced in the Mississippi River Delta region of Eastern Arkansas. Much of the grain sorghum grown in Arkansas is exported via the Mississippi River. Grain sorghum is typically planted in May and harvested in September. Approximately 50% of the crop is irrigated in Arkansas.
Grain Sorghum Production Practices
The Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing up-to-date educational programs consisting of research-based information for profitable grain sorghum production.
- Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Updates 2016
- Arkansas Grain Sorghum Production Publications
Number Date Title FSA36 current Farmers' Use of Yield Monitors FSA37 current Adoption of Yield Monitor Technology for Crop Production FSA1010 current Suffocation Hazards in Grain Bins FSA1017 current Harvesting Grain Sorghum FSA1072 current Grain Drying Concepts and Options FSA2032 current Summer Annual Grasses FSA2118 current Understanding the Numbers on Your Soil Test Report FSA2139 current General Traits of Forage Grasses Grown in Arkansas FSA2153 current The Soil Test Report FSA3053 current Bagged Conventional Silage FSA3069 current Prussic Acid MP297 current
- Weed Management
Number Date Title FSA2162 current Flag the Technology Brochure MP44 current MP519 current Row-Crop Plant-Back Intervals for Common Herbicides (12x18 trifold) (color) MP522 current Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas n/a n/a
Herbicide Resistance - A Growing Issue in Arkansas
Ken Smith, UACES Weed Scientist & Committee Chair | Arkansas Herbicide Resistance Committee
Weed Management | Field Crops -.Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Insect Management
Number Date Title FSA2066 current Grain Sorghum Insect Control MP144 current Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas Grain Sorghum
Insect Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Pesticide Training, Licensing, and Education - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Arkansas Insect Pest Photo Gallery - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
- Disease Management
Number Date Title MP154 current
Disease Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Row Crop Diseases Photo Gallery - Plant Health Clinic | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
- Field Performance
Number Date Title RS629 current 2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Performance Tests
Arkansas Variety Testing - Grain Sorghum | Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
Row Crop Verification - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Crop Economics & Marketing
Economics & Marketing - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)
Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)
MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)
Biosecurity - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Mobile Apps & Online Tools
Corn Advisor - Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board
Search for lime application rate, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus & Potassium (P & K), Zinc (Zn) and Sulphur (S) application rate, identify nutrient deficiency symptoms using pictures, identify and control corn diseases and field insects, and access Corn Production Handbook. (available for iOS and Android)
Soil Test Reports Online
Soil Testing & Research Laboratory in Marianna, Arkansas.
Agricultural Technology - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Arkansas Row Crops Blog
The latest news and recommendations from Extension specialists across all row crops.
Irrigation methods and water conservation research from Extension specialists.
Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability
Balancing the demands of community, agriculture and ecosystems.