Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)- A new generation water use efficient bioenergy crop

Rao, P S and Prasad, J V N S and Umakanth, A V and Reddy, B V S (2011) Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)- A new generation water use efficient bioenergy crop. Indian Journal of Dryland Agriculture Research and Development, 26 (1). pp. 65-71. ISSN 0971-2062

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Biofuels have been widely recognized as a best alternative to insulate emerging economies against fastly depleting fossil fuels coupled with highly volatile prices. Sweet sorghum is a multipurpose bioethanol feedstock with greater adaptability with triple benefits (food, fodder and fuel) and cannot be part of much debated food vs. fuel issue. This article gives a brief overview of research results on water use and water use efficiency of sweet sorghum, a new generation bioenergy crop. This feedstock performs superior at many locations in terms of resource use efficiency vis a vis sugarcane, corn and tropical sugar beet and scores fairly well for adaptation to dry land conditions due to its inherent characteristics

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioenergy, bioethanol, sweet sorghum, water use, water use efficiency, adaptability
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 09:38
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 09:38
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7110
Official URL: http://indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ij...
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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