A new herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum, Inzen Z, may help make the crop more practical and profitable for Mississippi growers, says Erick Larson, who previewed the system at the recent Mississippi State University Technology Field Day.
Grain sorghum has become more popular as an alternative crop for many Mississippi producers, and the state has seen a significant increase in sorghum acres this year, says Larson, Mississippi State University associate Extension/research professor of Plant and Soil Sciences. “Our producers can grow this crop well, and the state has often led the U.S. in sorghum yield,” he says.
Inzen Z was developed through traditional breeding methods to insert ALS herbicide resistance into sorghum. “DuPont Crop Protection is bringing it to market, and we’re excited to be working with them in evaluating this product,” Larson says.
(Source – http://deltafarmpress.com/agriculture-technology/herbicide-tolerant-grain-sorghum-holds-promise-mississippi-growers)