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Forage Yields from Five Years of Summer Annual Variety Trials

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In an effort to assist producers in Oklahoma and Texas, the Noble Research Institute conducted trials to determine hay yields of commercially available varieties of pearl millet and sorghum species, including forage sorghum, sudan and sorghum sudan hybrids. This report summarizes results from the 2001-2004 and 2008 trials. Trials were not conducted between 2005-2007.

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Jim Johnson serves as a senior soils and crops consultant at Noble Research Institute, where he has worked since 1999. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in soil science from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in agronomy from Oklahoma State University, he worked in various plant breeding programs in Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma. His interests are cover crops and soil health.

Julie Barrick
Strategy & Planning Coordinator

Shawn Norton grew up on a family farm in the rural southwest Oklahoma community of Mangum. He received his bachelor’s degree in plant and soil sciences from Oklahoma State University in 1998 and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 2010.

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