EL-5168: Ratooning Grain Sorghum on the Texas Gulf Coast
grain sorghum information sheet

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Email: l-redmon@tamu.edu

Product Code: EL-5168

Free electronic download only.  Sorghum has characteristics that make it able to regenerate the above-ground portion of the plant. These features allow producers to seek a second grain crop within the same growing year by preparing the old plants immediately after the removal of the main crop. This publication discusses important factors to consider when contemplating a ratoon crop, including water stress, grain quality, insect problems, bird problems and marketing.  (4 pp., 2 tables) By: Stephen Livingston, Cloyce G. Coffman