Interrelationship Among Biomass Related Traits and Their Role in Sweet Sorghum Cultivar Productivity in Main and Ratoon Crops

Srinivasa Rao, P and Rathore, A and Reddy, B V S (2013) Interrelationship Among Biomass Related Traits and Their Role in Sweet Sorghum Cultivar Productivity in Main and Ratoon Crops. Sugar Tech, 15 (3). pp. 278-284. ISSN 0974-0740

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Abstract

Increased global interest in biofuel feedstocks made sweet sorghum as one of the prominent energy crop suitable for both first and second generation biofuel production. An attempt has been made to critically identify the factors contributing to biomass yield and their interrelationship in sweet sorghum plant (main) and ratoon trials. The genotypes ICSSH 28, ICSSH 58, ICSA 749 × SPV 1411, B-24 and ICSV 93046 exhibited higher ratooning efficiency. It was observed that higher the ratooning efficiency lower will be the difference between the growing degree days (GDD) of main and ratoon crop. GDD can be used as one of the selection criteria in breeding programs aiming for enhanced biomass and ratooning efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet Sorghum Cultivar, Biofuel
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 03:14
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 06:01
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6933
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12355-013-0231-z
Projects: UNSPECIFIED
Funders: European Commission, Islamic Development Bank
Acknowledgement: The authors wish to express their sincere thanks for financial assistance from the European Commission through SWEETFUEL Grant 22742 and Islamic Development Bank.
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