sorghum News

  • Growing Sorghum for Biofuel

    Conversion of sorghum grass to ethanol has increased with the interest in renewable fuel sources. Researchers at Iowa State University examined 12 varieties of sorghum grass grown in single and double cropping systems. The experiment was designed to test the efficiency of double cropping sorghum grass to increase its yield for biofuel production. The author of the report, Ben Goff, found that ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Growing sorghum for biofuel

    Conversion of sorghum grass to ethanol has increased with the interest in renewable fuel sources. Researchers at Iowa State University examined 12 varieties of sorghum grass grown in single and double cropping systems. The experiment was designed to test the efficiency of double cropping sorghum grass to increase its yield for biofuel production. The author of the report, Ben Goff, found that ...

  • Students Selected to Receive Sorghum Scholarships

    The National Sorghum Foundation has selected four students to receive scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. “The overall quality of our applicants was impressive, representing 10 universities from eight states,” said Bruce Maunder, National Sorghum Producers research adviser. “This year’s winners embody the hard work and enthusiasm of the sorghum industry.” The ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • National Sorghum Foundation and BASF Offer Joint Scholarships

    The National Sorghum Foundation and BASF announce a new joint scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. “We are excited to offer the next generation of sorghum support for their education–both inside the classroom and out in the industry,” said Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers CEO. “Partnering with BASF offers these students the chance to attend the ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • In-crop nitrogen key to summer sorghum yields

    With the summer cropping season on our doorstep, growers are weighing up their planting options against the market, seasonal conditions and gross margin calculations. For many the summer cropping rotation will include sorghum and maximising crop yield and profitability will be a key driver of all pre-plant and in-crop agronomic decisions. Recent research funded by the GRDC, Queensland Alliance ...

  • Chromatin Announces Relief Program for Sorghum Growers Hit by the Kansas-Oklahoma Fire

    Chromatin, Inc., is moving quickly to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Anderson Creek Fire that destroyed 400,000 acres. Led by Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners® brand, this initiative will provide farmers with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground cover to prevent soil erosion. “We are saddened to hear of the tragic damage caused by this fire to ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • Zaad and Chromatin Agree to Produce and Distribute Sorghum Seed in Africa

    Chromatin, Inc. and Zaad Holdings LTD, announced today that they have entered into a long-term alliance to produce and distribute planting seed for grain and forage sorghum throughout the African continent. Zaad, a vertically integrated agriculture company, distributes seed to Africa’s growers through a network of subsidiaries and established brands. Chromatin, an agriculture technology ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • Growers Who Planted Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners Brand Seed Have Winning Yields in the 2015 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest

    Chromatin, Inc., a global agriculture technology company focused on sorghum, today announced that six sorghum growers who planted Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners brand products have won awards in 12 national, state and county level categories in the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) 2015 competition. In the national championship, Van Zee Ranch & Feedlot, Inc. in Platte, S.D., brought in a ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • NSP Hires Jordan Shearer as Executive Director for Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma

    National Sorghum Producers announces the hire of Jordan Shearer as the executive director for the Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma state sorghum organizations. Shearer will begin his new position on Oct. 3, 2016. “Jordan’s experience and affinity for policy will allow him to hit the ground running on day one,” said Tim Lust, NSP CEO. “We look forward to working with him ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • NSP Announces Endorsement of Dr. Roger Marshall

    National Sorghum Producers announces the organization’s endorsement of Dr. Roger Marshall for the 1st Congressional District of Kansas. “NSP is seeking a partner in government from the largest sorghum-producing Congressional district in the country,” James Born, NSP Chairman, said. “Marshall has demonstrated a willingness to learn and take action during this time of ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • UF/IFAS researchers scramble to find cure for tenacious, costly sugarcane virus

    Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are working to find a cure or develop resistant varieties for a virus that is attacking sugarcane and sorghum throughout the Everglades agricultural region. Florida produces more than 50 percent of all sugarcane in the United States, making it the largest producer in the nation. The sugarcane yellow leaf virus ...

  • ARPA-E Provides $300,000 In Third Round Funding For PETROSS Project

    In May of 2016, the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) awarded the University of Illinois and the University of Florida $300,000 to continue researching ultra-productive biofuel crops. The research project is called Plants Engineered To Replace Oil in Sugarcane and Sweet Sorghum (PETROSS), and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Webinar series on Limited/Supplemental Irrigation 2 part

    Module 1 Limited/Supplemental Irrigation Webinar Series: Limited Irrigation of Sorghum: When and Why - July 24 Module 2 Limited/Supplemental Irrigation Webinar Series: Supplemental Growing-Season Irrigation: When and How Much - July 31 URL:  https://www.soils.org/education/online-courses/limir ...

  • Africa, India to boost agricultural technology cooperation

    [CHENNAI] Africa and India will boost cooperation in agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to achieving food security by 2015. The Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Market Research Centre (EMRC) this month, to facilitate ICRISAT's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • African Green Revolution is possible

    The time is ripe to revolutionise agriculture in Africa, says World Food Prize winner Gebisa Ejeta, writing in Science. When the Green Revolution swept across Asia in the 1960s, Africa had neither the human and institutional capacity, nor the right crops — the Green Revolution focused on wheat and rice, while African staples are sorghum, millet, maize and cassava — to benefit, says Ejeta. But ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Kenya’s smallholder farmers to get IFAD funding

    The funding of US$71.8mn will go towards the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme – Climate-Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods Window which will benefit ten thousand smallholder farmers, including women-headed households and young people whose livelihoods depend on maize, sorghum, millet and associated pulses living in eight eastern and coastal semi-arid counties. Of the total amount, ...


    By TractorExport

  • Ceres Showcases Energy Crop Advances at Field Day

    Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today hosted a bioenergy field day at the company’s 200-acre research center near Houston, Texas. The outdoor event, which draws industry representatives, policymakers and investors, highlighted innovations in the company’s development pipeline that are expected to increase yields and enable greater use of ...


    By Ceres

  • The Global Oilseed and Grain Seed Market is Expected to Reach $64,113.0 Million by 2018

    This report estimates the market size of the global oilseed and grain seed, in terms of revenue. The global oilseed and grain seed market is expected to reach $64,113.0 million by 2018, with  increasing food demand at CAGR of 12.0% from 2013 to 2018. Global oilseed and grain seed market drivers, restraints & challenges, burning issues, and trends are discussed in detail. In terms of ...


  • Surge-Valve Demonstrated in South Texas

    Surge-valves and poly-pipe will be used for irrigation specific designed for farmers. And these valves will be displayed in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco  The surge-valve is an ideal device that adopts the reasonable use water technology. And a program is hosted to ...

  • Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies for Efficient Residential Combined Heat and Power Generation and Bioenergy Crop Development

    The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). GENSETS projects are aimed at developing generator technologies that ...


    By US Department of Energy

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