Performance of Sweet Sorghum Varieties and Hybrids During Post Rainy Season ( maghi ) in Vertisols of Scarce Rainfall Zone in Andhra Pradesh uri icon

abstract

  • Sweet sorghum is a new generation bioenergy crop with considerable tolerance to drought and salinity, water logging and amenable for multiple uses. A total of 6 improves sweet sorghum varieties and 8 hybrids were evaluated during 2009?2010 at Nandyal, the centre of scare rainfall zone in the state of Andra Pradesh, India. Genotypic differences for various agronomic and sugar yield related traits was significant across all the three phenological stages i.e. flowering, dough and physiological maturity, while season has little influence on cultivar performance. This study conclude that the varieties urja and ICSV 25274 and the hybrids ICSSH 25, ICSSH 30 and ICSSH 31 are best adapted to scarce rainfall region of Andhra Pradesh for cultivation in early postrainy season (maghi)

publication date

  • 2013
  • 2013