Herbicide Resistant Sorghum Hybrids on the Horizon

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Grain sorghum producers may soon have some new bullets in their weed control arsenals with two sources of herbicide tolerance expected sometime around 2014.

“Experimental sorghum hybrids with herbicide resistance genes are being developed,” says Texas AgriLife Extension Weed Specialist Paul Baumann.

“We expect it will be at least 2014 before the technology is available,” Baumann said during the December Ag Technology Conference in Commerce, Texas. He said regulatory agencies as well as seed companies are testing the technology and getting it “into varieties that grow well.”

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