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Sorghum

Sorghum

Downy Mildew of sorghum

Downy Mildew of sorghum

downy growth

Harvesting of sorghum

Harvesting of sorghum

Sorghum Cultivars

Sorghum Cultivars

Most of the local tall varieties of sorghum grown in various states are of long duration (5-7 months) with poor yielding potential. Local varieties vary in their sensitivity to both temperature and photoperiod.

Sorghum

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Shoot System in Sorghum:leaf


About 6 to 10 days before flowering, the boot forms a bulge in the sheath of the flag leaf (uppermost leaf).

This stage is called boot leaf stage. Sorghum usually flowers 55 to 70 days.


Shoot System in Sorghum:Stem

         The stem of sorghum consists of many alternating nodes and internodes.

         It ranges from slender to very strong, 0.5 to 5 cm in diameter near the base.

Botanical Description of Sorghum:Shoot System

Sorghum shoot system consists of stem, leaves, nodes, and internodes during the vegetative stage.

Leaves nodes develop @ of one in 3 to 6 days.

The plant remains in vegetative stage for 30 to 40 days during which all leaves (12 to 18) are formed.

Botanical description of Sorghum:Root System

The sorghum root system consists of 3 types of roots:

Botanical description of Sorghum:Ripening stage

The cultivated sorghums mature in 100 to 140 days depending on the variety.

The right time to harvest sorghum is at the physiological stage of the plants or when the seed moisture content is below 25%.

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