2018 Corn and Grain Sorghum Performance Trial Results Available
By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Research/Extension corn and grain sorghum performance trial results are now available online, at http://varietytesting.tamu.edu
The 2018 Corn Performance Trial included 33 commercial and experimental corn varieties. This trial was conducted on the Clint and Larry Kalina Farm in Wharton County on a Clemville-Norwood Complex soil. The 2018 crop year was an abnormally dry year, and yields certainly depended on when and where the rain fell. The site of the 2018 Corn Trial reported 18.86” of precipitation. In contrast, the National Weather Service at the Wharton County Aiport reported only 12.53 inches of rainfall during the growing season.
The 2018 Grain Sorghum Performance Trial included 35 commercial and experimental grain sorghum varieties. This trial was conducted on the Mikel Brothers Farm in Damon, Texas on a Lake Charles Clay soil. 2018 grain sorghum yields were negatively impacted by the heat and lack of rainfall. However, some areas did get rain. The site of the 2018 Grain Sorghum Trial reported 28.13” of precipitation, and the yields certainly reflect the rainfall that they were fortunate to receive in the Damon, Texas area.
We’ll have additional data coming to you on the eight variety Uniform Corn and Grain Sorghum Variety Trials (aka County Plots) that were conducted in Colorado, Wharton, Fort Bend, Jackson, Matagorda, and Calhoun County.
Corrie Bowen, MS
County Extension Agent – Agriculture
315 E. Milam, Suite 112
Wharton, Texas 77488