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Corn tops sorghum in comparison trials

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Thomas E. Kearney
Karl H. Ingebretsen, University of California
John D. Prato, University of California

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California Agriculture 31(8):19-19.

Published August 01, 1977

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Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Grain sorghum has been grown as the second crop in double crop systems in California agriculture for years. Its use has been marginally profitable, especially in occasional years with early, wet falls. Growers interested in greater profits began investigating the possibility of substituting early maturing corn varieties for grain production in place of sorghum. When grown as a full season crop, corn usually shows a yield advantage over grain sorghum. These comparisons by growers indicated that corn did have a potential yield advantage over sorghum as a double crop and also showed the ability to overwinter when early autumn rains made fall harvests impossible.

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The assistance of N.M. Andrews, Principal Superintendent of Cultivation, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis, and C. Langston, Extension Assistant, Cooperative Extension, Yolo County, is gratefully acknowledged.

Corn tops sorghum in comparison trials

Thomas E. Kearney, Karl H. Ingebretsen, John D. Prato
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Corn tops sorghum in comparison trials

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

Thomas E. Kearney
Karl H. Ingebretsen, University of California
John D. Prato, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 31(8):19-19.

Published August 01, 1977

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Grain sorghum has been grown as the second crop in double crop systems in California agriculture for years. Its use has been marginally profitable, especially in occasional years with early, wet falls. Growers interested in greater profits began investigating the possibility of substituting early maturing corn varieties for grain production in place of sorghum. When grown as a full season crop, corn usually shows a yield advantage over grain sorghum. These comparisons by growers indicated that corn did have a potential yield advantage over sorghum as a double crop and also showed the ability to overwinter when early autumn rains made fall harvests impossible.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The assistance of N.M. Andrews, Principal Superintendent of Cultivation, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis, and C. Langston, Extension Assistant, Cooperative Extension, Yolo County, is gratefully acknowledged.


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