Storage Studies of Sorgo.Technical Bulletin

Coleman, O.H. and Stokes, I.E. (1964) Storage Studies of Sorgo.Technical Bulletin. Technical Report. United States Department of Agriculture , USA.

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Procedures for harvesting and processing sorgo (Sorglr 14 ttr ~wlgareP ers.) for s i rup production vary considerably throughout the sorgo-sirup belt in the Southeastern United States. Harvesting procedures include many local practices rang in^ from cutting with a knife to harvesting with a corn binder. Many sirup producers follow the practice of both harvesting and processing sorgo on the same day. The leaves may or may not be left on the stalks during the entire process. Other producers may store the cut stalks for several days before milling. Some producers strip and then cut the stalks immediately. Others strip and leave the stalks standing in the field for several days before cutting. Many producers take the entire plant to the mill for processing. Some farmers store the stalks in piles, whereas others shock them. Since the effects of various storage procedures on yield and quality of sirup were not known, these studies were designed to determine the best way to handle the sorgo stalks in order to produce high yields of good-quality sirup. These investigations were conducted a t Meridian, Miss., from 1947 through l!)58.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Author Affiliation: Research Agronomists, Crops Research Division, Agricultural Research service
Subjects: Postharvest Management
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2012 13:49
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 13:49

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