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Shattercane infestations may destroy a crop if not properly controlled. This NebGuide describes the characteristics of shattercane and discusses non-chemical, preemergence, herbicide incorporation and postemergence control.
Shattercane (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is a forage-type sorghum also known as black amber, chicken-corn, and wild cane. Infestations are most prevalent in Nebraska river valleys and tributaries, but are found in upland areas also.