The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia
Research Report Number 691
December 2003
Table of Contents
Plains, Georgia:
Late-Planted Grain Sorghum Hybrid Performance, 2003
Nonirrigated
Company or
Brand Name
Hybrid Yield1 2-Year
Average
Yield
Test
Wt.
50%
Bloom2
Plant
Ht.
Lodging Disease3 Bird
Damage4
bu/acre bu/acre lb/bu days in % rating %
NK NK8416 97.4 . 65.3 63 68 0 2 10
DynaGro X17F90 85.0 . 59.8 62 64 0 2 0
FL 03FSR3 79.0 . 61.6 64 74 0 2 3
Southland RS280E 78.9 73.4 62.2 60 51 0 2 10
DeKalb DKS54-00 76.9 78.4 58.2 63 60 0 3 10
DeKalb DKS53-11 68.5 . 61.1 64 56 0 3 8
FL 03FSR1 65.5 59.4 62.3 64 55 0 2 13
NK NK8828 59.6 65.1 60.7 64 57 3 3 0
Pioneer 83G66 56.9 65.4 53.7 61 58 3 3 15
FL 03FSR2 56.2 54.1 63.0 68 76 0 2 0
NK NK7633 53.1 . 55.5 60 49 0 4 8
NK K73-J6 51.8 65.6 54.4 60 57 0 4 10
Asgrow A571 48.0 62.0 53.6 61 60 30 4 15
Monsanto X234 40.1 . 52.5 61 52 3 3 10
Crosbyton X1464 33.7 47.8 50.1 60 54 56 4 20
SS SS800 33.1 44.3 47.2 59 52 73 5 35
DynaGro X1753 32.1 45.2 47.8 60 54 51 4 26
Monsanto X204 30.4 . 46.1 60 53 20 4 15
Crosbyton X3064 29.8 47.2 46.6 60 56 64 4 15
Pennington Penngrain Dr 29.7 45.7 44.2 58 55 51 5 25
CSC 1481 27.6 46.9 46.5 60 58 78 4 31
DynaGro X1763 27.6 46.5 41.8 60 55 58 4 23
DynaGro X1754 25.4 45.4 46.9 60 59 86 4 30
SS SS-650 22.5 40.2 46.2 59 57 93 4 30
Average   50.4 5 54.9 53.6 61 58 28 3 15
LSD at 10% Level 6.5 10.3 4.8 1 3 15 1 8
Std. Err. of Entry Mean 2.8 4.4 2.0 1 1 7 1 3
1.  Yields calculated at 14% moisture.
2.  Days from planting to 50% bloom.
3.  Rated 1 = resistant to 5 = susceptible to foliar diseases.
4.  Percent of grain head damaged.
5.  CV = 10.9% and df for EMS = 69.
Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher's protected
LSD (P = 0.10).
Planted: June 24, 2003.
Harvested: October 16, 2003.
Seeding Rate: 140,000 seed/acre in 30" rows.
Soil Type: Greenville sandy loam.
Soil Test: P = Medium, K = Medium, and pH = 6.1.
Fertilization: Preplant:  70 lb N, 80 lb P2O5, and 80 lb K2O/acre.  Sidedress:  50 lb N/acre.
Previous Crop: Cotton.
Management: Subsoiled and rototilled; Atrazine used for weed control; Karate and Lannate used for
insect control.
Test conducted by A. E. Coy, M. D. Pippin, R. Burton, R. Brooke, T. Harsey, and R. R. Pines.