Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
huntfish365

sorghum?

Recommended Posts

It holds pheasants for sure.

Last weekend i hunted some property that the guy had managed for pheasants and he had three 50 yd X 50yd food plots of sorghum. We walked the entire property and everytime we got to one of the sorghum plots out jumped the pheasants. It seemed to be the only place the birds were holding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering how sorghum is planted, is it rows, spread or drilled. Can it be planted with a corner type planter? i want to change one of my corner plots to sorghum but I am not sure how to grow it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they are rather similar, sorghum and corn. sorghum is much shorter, smaller grains produced, and a finer, but better root system. other than that, the apperances are almost identical.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two basic different types of sorghum. Grain and Cane. Cane sorghum can get very tall (`8' or so). Grain sorghum is shorter and easier to hunt (if your walking through it).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to add that you are all correct. My family has been planting Sorghum cane for the sweet nectar that closely resembles the Molasses in the store. Many farmers use it for silage and sweet feed. The head is harvested for the seeds. It can be planted in either fashion, depending on the useage. It grows like corn. We use it for sauces and sweeteners, cookies and the like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious Bad Catcher, do you have a roller or press device you process the stalks with, then boil down the juice? Always heard about the procedure from my Dad but never actually witnessed it. He bought some sorghum syrup when I was a kid and I gotta confess, I wasn't all that thrilled with the taste on pancakes. He loved it, like some of the other Depression era "things" he used to make us try from time to time. Mom used it up in cookies and it was great there, as you said, sort of a molasses tasting type material.

Good info BTW, the only thing I'll add is that grain sorghum is grown primarily in the Great Plains areas of OK, MO, TX, KS, NE, & CO. Sorghum is a native to Africa, likely from the zone south of the Sahara Desert. Cultivation in the US did not begin until the mid to late 1850's. I grew some grain sorghum a few years ago for a food plot, planted it with a corn planter after getting the plates special ordered for my old 450 IH planter. Huns and pheasants loved it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have seen it in the bird seed blends but not sure how much winds up there as a percentage. Most grain sorghum in the US is used for livestock feed or has been exported. Not sure if livestock feed includes the birdseed portion of domestic use or not. I know for those who are celiacs (gluten intolerant), it is one of the grains that can be substituted for wheat. Figured the sorghum growers must have a HSOforum and sure enough they do. The link is:

National Sorghum Producers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wanted sorgum as a part of my foodplots this year as well. Here is a picture of in in mid-sept. I dragged the surface, brodcasted the seed with a hand broadcaster, then re-drug, packed, and that was it. All with an ATV. I couldnt be happier with it. Even the small stuff that was way behind still produced a head of seed. I will be planting it every year now... its too easy not to. And A LOT better cover!

sorgum.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this