2014 Performance of Grain Sorghum Hybrids in Louisiana

Henry Mascagni, Waltman, William F., Hollier, Clayton A., Stapp, John, Arceneaux, Kelly J., Talbot, Timothy, Fluitt, Jacob, Regan, Ronald P., Kerns, David L., Lofton, Josh, Harrison, Stephen A., Fromme, Daniel, Buckley, Blair, Leonards, James P., Brown, Sebe, Price, III, Paul P, Groth, Donald E., Harrell, Dustin L.  |  9/13/2016 3:19:29 PM

Performance of grain sorghum hybrids is annually evaluated by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) researchers in Official Variety Trials (OVT’s). The purpose of these trials is to provide to Louisiana growers, seedsmen, county agents of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES), and other interested individuals and organizations with unbiased performance data for commercial grain sorghum hybrids submitted for evaluation by private agencies.

The cooperating LAES units in 2014 were: Rice Research Station, Crowley; Central Research Station, Baton Rouge; Dean Lee Research Station, Alexandria; Red River Research Station, Bossier City; Northeast Research Station, St. Joseph; and Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro.

The LCES also conducted Core Block Trials in 2014 evaluating hybrids on farms around the state. The results from these trials and the OVT’s provides information to the grower to help in hybrid selection for their farm.

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