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Sorghum
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Chas in Me    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:27:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was reading some old posts about sorghum. It seems this is a southern crop. Am I right? Does anyone know if it will grow up here in the north country? Just for your info, we are still having nights in the 30s. I evvy you who have gardens in. We haven't planted yet.
Charles


Archie    Posted 05-29-2004 at 16:28:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello. They grow sorghum cane here in southwest Missouri. They plant it in middle of june. Make sure it it topped striped and cut down before first frost. I have helped do all of that. It is a lot of work, but worth it. Hope you was talking about sorghum molasses type of kane. Archie


bill b va    Posted 05-29-2004 at 13:27:06       [Reply]  [No Email]

i think you are asking about the plant molassas is made from .i can't anwser the question but hope i have clarified it .i guess there are no ber rabbit molassas eaters here .


Kristys Red Barn    Posted 05-29-2004 at 07:13:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We grow it here in Kansas, it's a pretty big crop for us, and a lot of people will do a double crop with it. We call it milo though. There is a lot of it being planted right now, and then once the wheat gets out of the fields in a few weeks, they will plant it there too. We will harvest it all the way from middle of Aug. all the way through Dec. probably, just depends on how well the weather cooperates with us. I have heard of it growing up north, but you will need a much shorter growing milo. Here we can grow a longer milo because we have more warm weather. If you have any questions about it just send me a message and I'll do my best to answer them.


DD    Posted 05-28-2004 at 22:00:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shoot fire Chas, it's been in the mid 90's here all week and not a drop of rain in over two. Want me to send some your way? I'd be glad to trade ya for some of that cooler weather ; )


ron,ar    Posted 05-28-2004 at 21:35:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
it has a fairly short growing season, plant it as late as june 10-15 and still harvest before first freeze. JMO


RN    Posted 05-28-2004 at 18:17:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorghum- Wisconsin and Iowa grow grain sorghum for cattle feed. Viking seed in Minesota shows a 90 some day in their listings for Dakota, etc. 'Kaffir' or Korean 'kaolin(sic?)' noted for Canada prairie area. If you are looking for syrup type -probably not northern area. RN.


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