Irrigated sorghum – best practice guide

More Profit Per Drop - Pacific Seeds, DAFF Queensland

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Farm Table says:

A handy guide for irrigation management of sorghum based on research and trial results.

Key points from this best practice guide include:

  • Water required varies from 400 to 850mm
  • Sorghum has a high demand for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
  • Full season maturing hybrids use more water but have higher yield potentia
  • Planting date affects water use
  • Narrow row spacing out-yield wider rows (1 metre and greater)
  • Use populations of 100,000 to 150,000 plants/ha
  • Waterlogging can reduce yields by 0.2 t/ha/day of waterlogging
  • Irrigation timing is determined by available water supply – full irrigation and limited water strategies are used

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