Sweet sorghum growing domains: Potential for up-scaling

Rao, P P and Bhagavatula, S and Basavaraj, G and Ravinder Reddy, Ch and Reddy, B V S (2013) Sweet sorghum growing domains: Potential for up-scaling. In: Developing a Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Value Chain. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, pp. 133-140. ISBN 978-92-9066-555-7.

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Abstract

Sweet sorghum cultivation as part of the NAIP-ICAR sub-project on the sweet sorghum to ethanol value chain was being pilot tested in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh (Map 1). Preliminary analysis of farm-level data from the project sites indicate that sweet sorghum is a commercially viable crop and is able to compete with other dryland crops such as grain sorghum, sorghum and pigeonpea intercrop and maize. One of the challenges before and after the completion of the project is up-scaling of sweet sorghum production to larger areas to make a viable alternative complement as feedstock for ethanol production. In this chapter we examine potential areas where sweet sorghum cultivation can be taken up in India. This is of course, subject to the establishment of a distillery in close proximity (50-100 kms from the farms).

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet sorghum
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 06:06
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 06:32
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7333
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