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G33 Sorghum Standability Means Flexibility at Harvest on the Darling Downs

John Piper & Bob Dowding , Felton & Pittsworth, QLD, 2017/18 season

A dry finish to a season, particularly on lighter soil, can provide a stern test to any sorghum program, but when you get a variety which can both stay standing and produce good yields in tough conditions, it can be a gamechanger.

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Standability Critical to Good Sorghum Production on Darling Downs

Andrew Baartz & Cameron Wolski , Jondaryan & Irvingdale, QLD, 2017/18 season

Talk to many farmers on the Darling Downs, and they’ll tell you standability is key to a good sorghum. Simply put, there’s no point having a high yielding variety if it falls over before harvest.

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Darling Downs Grower Makes Successful Return to Pioneer Sorghum in Tough Conditions

Nick Shepherd , Dalby, QLD, 2017/18 season

With drought tolerance at the top of his priority list, Darling Downs farmer Nick Shepherd turned to Pioneer® grain sorghum hybrid G33.

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Quick Maturing Sorghum Hybrid Critical on Darling Downs Dryland Country

Brett Campbell, Dalby, QLD, 2017/18 season

Operating a dryland property at Brymaroo on the Darling Downs, Brett Campbell understands the importance of selecting sorghum hybrids with an early-to-mid maturity, allowing crops to finish on a dry end to a season.

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Pioneer® brand sorghum beats heat

Sid Goodwin, Springsure, Qld, 2016/17 season

Heading in to the 2016/17 summer Sid Godwin was looking for a new sorghum variety to try and his agronomist recommended Pioneer® brand G44 hybrid sorghum.

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Sorghum stands up in Southern Qld box country

Don Steffens, Felton, Qld , 2016/17 season

Farming predominantly heavy box country at South Felton in Queensland, Don Steffens needs to grow sorghum varieties that stand up well. This is one of the reasons Pioneer® brand G33 forage sorghum hybrid is amongst the line-up of sorghum varieties he grows on his 485-hectare property ‘Plain Park’.

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Unprecedented February harvest doesn't stop sorghum variety in southern Queensland

Roland Teakle, Jondaryan, Qld , 2016/17 season

With a good yield performance and a bright red colour, Pioneer® brand G22 hybrid sorghum performed well for Roland Teakle on his southern Queensland property in the dry and hot conditions last summer. The conditions were so extreme, Mr Teakle was harvesting sorghum in February for the first time ever, yet G22 still performed by out-yielding other sorghum varieties on the property.

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Marketable sorghum variety handles tough Southern Qld conditions

Braden Bullock, Oakey, Qld, 2016/17 season

Producing a bright red marketable grain, and handling cold conditions are two key attributes southern Queensland farmer Braden Bullock likes about Pioneer® brand G22 hybrid sorghum.

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Keeping sorghum standing in tough seasons is critical

Roland Hornick, Springsure, Qld, 2016/17 season

Central Queensland can produce harsh growing seasons, which is why standability is at the top of the list for Arcturus grower Roland Hornick.

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