Performance of Sweet Sorghum Varieties and Hybrids During Post Rainy Season (maghi) in Vertisols of Scarce Rainfall Zone in Andhra Pradesh

Munirathnam, P and Ashok Kumar, K and Srinivasa Rao, P (2013) Performance of Sweet Sorghum Varieties and Hybrids During Post Rainy Season (maghi) in Vertisols of Scarce Rainfall Zone in Andhra Pradesh. Sugar Tech, 15 (3). pp. 271-277. ISSN 0972-1525

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Abstract

Sweet sorghum is a new generation bioenergy crop with considerable tolerance to drought and salinity, water logging and amenable for multiple uses. A total of 6 improves sweet sorghum varieties and 8 hybrids were evaluated during 2009–2010 at Nandyal, the centre of scare rainfall zone in the state of Andra Pradesh, India. Genotypic differences for various agronomic and sugar yield related traits was significant across all the three phenological stages i.e. flowering, dough and physiological maturity, while season has little influence on cultivar performance. This study conclude that the varieties urja and ICSV 25274 and the hybrids ICSSH 25, ICSSH 30 and ICSSH 31 are best adapted to scarce rainfall region of Andhra Pradesh for cultivation in early postrainy season (maghi).

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet Sorghum Varieties, Hybrids, Post Rainy Season, Rainfall Zone, Andhra Pradesh
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 08:13
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7363
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12355-013-0230-0
Projects: SWEETFUEL ‘‘sweet sorghum: an alternative energy crop’’
Funders: European Commision, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Acknowledgement: The authors wish to express their sincere thanks for the financial assistance from the European Commision (EC) through SWEETFUEL ‘‘sweet sorghum: an alternative energy crop’’ grant no. 22742 and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) through grant no. 974
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