Total sugar content in sorghum stalks and grains of selected cultivars from the world germplasm collection uri icon

abstract

  • A total of 70 sorghum cultivars from the world germplasm collection maintained at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics were screened for total sugar content of the stalks. The total sugar content in stalks harvested after physiological maturity was 17.8 to 40.3% on dry weight basis. The total sugar content in grains of 15 selected cultivars ranged from 1.02 to 2.23%. Nine cultivars with more than 34% total sugar content in stalks showed consistency for sugar content when grown for 2 seasons. Juiciness of stalks from 5 cultivars as estimated by the quantity of juice extracted varied from 266 to 464 ml/kg fresh stalks. The total sugar content in the juice of 5 cultivars was 7.0 to 15.9%

publication date

  • 1987
  • 1987