Interrelationship Among Biomass Related Traits and Their Role in Sweet Sorghum Cultivar Productivity in Main and Ratoon Crops uri icon

abstract

  • Increased global interest in biofuel feedstocks made sweet sorghum as one of the prominent energy crop suitable for both first and second generation biofuel production. An attempt has been made to critically identify the factors contributing to biomass yield and their interrelationship in sweet sorghum plant (main) and ratoon trials. The genotypes ICSSH 28, ICSSH 58, ICSA 749 × SPV 1411, B-24 and ICSV 93046 exhibited higher ratooning efficiency. It was observed that higher the ratooning efficiency lower will be the difference between the growing degree days (GDD) of main and ratoon crop. GDD can be used as one of the selection criteria in breeding programs aiming for enhanced biomass and ratooning efficiency

publication date

  • 2013
  • 2013