Ask Eddie - Research plans for sorghum checkoff

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Updated: 7/12/2013 10:55 am
Our Eddie Griffis fills us in on research plans that sorghum checkoff has in store to improve crop efficiency for years to come in today's Ask Eddie. 

"Sorghum Checkoff is going to provide funds for genetic research," Eddie Griffis said. "When it comes to genetic research and all seeds available, it's critically important that we have research dollars there especially as we get to drought tolerance and water use efficiency. They're going to use $1 million for research in sorghum genetics. There's a lot more sorghum, especially in the West Texas area this year due to lost crops and as a primary crop for growers out there. It's still a crop that growers like to grow, but we need the genetics involved to make it more drought tolerant. It is a water-sipping crop as they would say, but we'd like to see sorghum become more water efficient." 

Catch Eddie for more information for the producer and consumer weekdays starting at 1 on AM 950, 100.7 FM. 

And if you have a question for Eddie be sure to send it in to Agday@fox34.com
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