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Extension Spotlight

Management sensitivity of crops

Crop production management can mean any aspect of farming from the rotation order to the investment level within a year.

Corn is often referred to as management sensitive. Implying that corn yields are highly correlated with what you put into the crop. Hybrid grain sorghum is often referred to as management insensitive. This reputation is in some part a result of the challenge of designing experiments that will show sorghum’s reaction to different management techniques. Statistically speaking, sorghum tends to have a higher coefficient of variation when given the same experimental design as co...


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