Sorghum & Millet Crop Nutrition Guide

Sorghum & Millet Crop Nutrition Guide

Maximize your sorghum & millet yields with a well-designed soil testing, leaf testing, and fertilizer program. Follow this guide to nurture healthy sorghum & millet crops:

1️⃣ Pre-Planting Stage:

Begin with a thorough soil test to assess nutrient levels, pH, and organic matter. This crucial step helps identify any nutrient deficiencies or imbalances, setting the foundation for an effective fertilizer program.

2️⃣ Seedling Stage:

During early growth, sorghum & millet require ample phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) to establish strong root systems and healthy seedlings. Consider using a balanced starter fertilizer with these nutrients for optimal results.

3️⃣ Vegetative Growth Stage:

As sorghum & millet enters the vegetative phase, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (K) become essential for robust growth. Based on soil test results, apply the recommended fertilizers to support vegetative development.

Sorghum & Millet Crop Nutrition Guide

4️⃣ Panicle Initiation Stage:

Prioritize adequate nitrogen and phosphorus at this stage to promote panicle development and grain formation. Monitor crop nutrient status through leaf testing and adjust the fertilizer program accordingly.

5️⃣ Flowering and Grain Filling Stage:

The peak nutrient demand occurs during this critical phase. Sorghum & millet requires sufficient nitrogen, potassium, and micronutrients like zinc and boron for successful flowering and grain filling. Foliar fertilizer application from leaf testing recommendations enables precise nutrient applications.

6️⃣ Maturation Stage:

As sorghum & millet matures, nutrient uptake slows down. Manage nutrient levels to avoid imbalances and ensure high-quality grain production.

Sorghum & Millet Soil and Leaf Testing:

1️⃣ Regular soil testing (annually)

Helps monitor soil nutrient, pH, and organic matter changes, enabling precise and cost-effective fertilization.

2️⃣ Leaf testing

Leaf testing at crucial stages provides insights into the crop’s nutrient status, facilitating targeted fertilizer application.

With a well-planned soil testing, leaf testing, and fertilizer program, sorghum & millet growers can optimize crop nutrition, boost yields, and achieve thriving sorghum & millet fields.

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