In a tough 2018/19 season, Pioneer® brand A75 grain sorghum not only produced a good yield, but standability was ‘rock solid’ on Stuart McIntyre’s property near Jondaryan on the Darling Downs.
Early vigour and good standability have been the key to success for Scott Commens’ sorghum program on the Darling Downs in the 2018/19 summer.
Much of the land dedicated to grain sorghum on grower Cliff Weier’s Queensland property will be planted to new Pioneer® hybrid A66 this season.
After successfully marketing Pioneer hybrid A66 grain sorghum into the birdseed market, Gavin Melbin believes the variety brings multiple benefits to his cropping program on ‘Glen Charis’ at Dalby in southern Queensland.
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.
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.
With drought tolerance at the top of his priority list, Darling Downs farmer Nick Shepherd turned to Pioneer® grain sorghum hybrid G33.
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.
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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