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Sorghum - A potential crop to adapt to future climate change scenario

Publisher: Indian Institute of Millets Research

Sorghum [ Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench ] ranked fifth among the world’s most important crops. More than 70% of the world’s total production of sorghum comes from the developing countries in Asia and Africa , where crop is grown with limited input of water and nutrients. In India, sorghum is cultivated during both kharif (rainy ) and rabi (post - rainy) seasons mainly as a rainfed crop (92% of the area) with about 85% of the production concentrated in Maharash tra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, all falling under warm semi - arid region. Hence, sorghum is one of the major food crops in drought prone environments, but has great potential for crop improvement for food, feed, fodder and bio fuel production (“FFFF”).

Author(s): JV Patil, M Elangovan, HS Talwar | Views(389) | Download (109)

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