Impacts of Improved Sorghum Cultivars in India uri icon


  • Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is the third most important cereal crop in India after rice and wheat. During 1995-98, it was grown over 11.2 million hectares with a total production of 9.4 million tons (CMIE 2000). Though the area under sorghum in India has declined over time, production has remained more or less constant due to increase in yield. During 1995-98, Maharashtra ranked first interms of area under sorghum and its production (Table 1), followed by Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh

publication date

  • 2005