Impact Of Narrow Row Spacing On Grain Yield, Seed Quality And Weed Competitiveness In Sorghum

GRDC - Trevor Philp (Pacific Seeds)

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

The authors of this paper note in the conclusion: “The combination of an appropriate hybrid and plant density and the 50cm row spacing has the potential to improve the sorghum crops competition against weeds, reducing weed seed set and improving yields. This system has potential to improve the fallow efficiency of the overall system, as well as lifting the sorghum yield and reliability in most seasons”.   Please access the full paper via the link below if this research interests you.

The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.

Key message from the paper include:

  • In a tough season sorghum grown in narrow rows didn’t not reduce the yield or increase lodging, narrow row sorghum did reduce weed populations and has potential to increase fallow efficiency.

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