Agronomic Production Techniques in Sorghum

Singh, M. and Krantz, B.A. and Baird, G.B. (1972) Agronomic Production Techniques in Sorghum. In: Sorghum in seventies. Oxford & IBH Pub. Co, pp. 302-333.

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In most parts of the world, sorghum is generally grown under less favourable conditions than are the other major food grains such as rice, wheat and maize. Sorghum, where used predominantly as a food crop (Asia and Africa) is commonly grown in areas that are less suitable for the other food grains-where the performance of the latter is less reliable than that of sorghum. These relatively unfavourable areas represent a wide range of ecological conditions. I11 some cases, for example West Africa, high seasonal rainfall is common; in others, soil moisture is so low that it is the primary limiting factor to increased yields. Sorghum has a remarkable characteristic of being able to sustain itself during periods of drought and then respond and make useful yields when conditions become more favourablc. It also tolerates water-logging to a greater extent than maize....

Item Type: Book Section
Author Affiliation: IARI(New Delhi)
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 08:33
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 08:35

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