New sorghum growth and development poster now available

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An updated version of the poster Sorghum Growth and Development, has been published by K-State Research and Extension. It is available online at:

The full-color poster is 20x30 inches, and describes nine stages of growth of the sorghum plant. New features for this version include key management practices associated with each growth stage, updated graphics, and the dry-down progression of the grain until physiological maturity.

Ignacio Ciampitti, Farming Systems Specialist in the Department of Agronomy, is the lead author, with assistance from Ana Carcedo, post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Ciampitti’s research group. This poster is based on information from KSRE publication How a sorghum plant develops – S3 by Dr. Richard Vanderlip, emeritus professor.

Sponsors for this publication include K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, the Center for Sorghum Improvement, and the Sorghum Checkoff.

A limited number of free print versions of the poster will be available soon and can be ordered at the KSRE Bookstore at:


Ignacio Ciampitti, Farming Systems

Ana Carcedo, Post-doctoral fellow – Ciampitti Lab


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