Wani, S P and Albrizio, R and Nageswara Rao, V (2012) Sorghum. In: Crop yield response to Water. FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper 66 . FAO, Rome, pp. 144-151. ISBN 978-92-5-107274-5

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor [L]. Moench) is a crop indigenous to Africa, where it appears to have been domesticated in Ethiopia about 5000 years ago. It is now widely cultivated in dry areas of Africa, Asia, the America, Europea and Australia between latitudes of up to 50 degree Nothe in North America and Russia and 40 degree South in Argentine. Sweet sorghum is a variety closely related to grain sorghum; it differs mainly in that its stalks are taller and juicier with higher sugar content than the grain sroghum type. Sorghum is the firft most important cereal in the world after wheat, rice maize and barley. In Africa it comes second after maize in terms of production. Sorghum is well adapted to tropical climates with several traits making it a drought-tolerant crop that survices under adverse climatic conditions, and thus is often relegated to poor soils and low-input management. It is extensively grown under rainfed conditins for grain and forage production. High productin may be achieved when sufficient water and nutrients are applied especially at critical stages of crop growth.

Item Type: Book Section
Series Name: FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper 66
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 06:28
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2012 07:42
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