Northeast Texas grain sorghum producers Kenneth Wright and his son Kendal say one more rain would have boosted yields above what they already consider a good crop. Best fields are averaging 5,500 to 6,000 pounds per acre with lighter soils cutting about 3,700.
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Overall, the area’s grain sorghum crop “is excellent,” says Texas AgriLife area integrated pest management specialist Jim Swart.
He says rainfall has not been abundant, but some rain last winter and timely rain in June gave farmers an opportunity make good grain yields.