GRAIN SORGHUM – PERSPECTIVES OF EXPANDING ITS CULTIVATION IN SOUTHERN BANAT AREA PUBLISHEDGheorghe David, Adrian Borcean, Simona Niţă
Grain sorghum is an important crop since it is cultivated worldwide on over 40 million ha ensuring about 5% of the cereal production. Present hybrids are short in size, have stems resistant to fell, their grains detach easily upon harvesting, and yield considerable amounts. Its very good resistance to drought given the frequent years with precipitation deficit, as well as the few requirements from the soil ask for the expansion of its cultivation. Yields of over 5-10 t/ha are easy to obtain than in maize, while their nutritious value is close.
grain sorghum; cultivation technology