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Forage Sorghum

AG343/SS-AGR-333by Joao Vendramini, John Erickson, Wilfred Vermerris, and David WrightDecember 14, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for Commercial audience(s).

Nematode Management Using Sorghum and Its Relatives

IN531/ENY716 by K. Dover, K. -H. Wang, Z. J. Grabau, and R. McSorleyDecember 2, 2021Sorghum and sorghum-sudangrass are often used in crop rotation systems in Florida. They produce a source of forage or silage for animal feed, and many cultivars are effective in reducing population levels of root-knot nematodes, which are key nematode pests in Florida as well as many other parts of the world. This article is intended to guide agricultural professionals in making decisions about producing sorghum and its relatives for nematode management.

Silage Crops for Dairy and Beef Cattle II: Sorghum and Other Forage Crops

AA269/SS-AGR-461by Marcelo Wallau, Joao Vendramini, Adegbola Adesogan, Diwakar Vyas, and Kevin KorusFebruary 23, 2022This publication is a second article on silage crops for dairy and beef cattle that explores crop choices and agronomic aspects of silage production in Florida, from planting until preparing to harvest for sorghum, sorghum x sudan, pearl millet, and cool-season small grain silages. Written by Marcelo Wallau, Joao Vendramini, Adegbola Adesogan, Diwakar Vyas, and Kevin Korus, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, February 2022.

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