A healthy crop with good yields starts with the use of well selected seeds for sowing. To get the required plant stand, healthy and good ear-heads with well-filled seeds need to be selected at the time of harvesting. Seed from such ear-heads are stored in a well ventilated with low moisture conditions. Use certified quality seeds of hybrids and improved varieties recommended for the area.
Anthracnose disease infestation occurs on foliage, sorghum stalks and also on earheads.The stalk rot occurs after leaves are infested. Foliar phase of Anthracnose is more common in humid areas , and later, plants develop stalk and earhead symptoms. Stalk rot can be economically important even late in the growing season.