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Sweet sorghum [Full subscriber]

Sweet sorghum was already of interest to the sugarcane industry in 1932. Breeders in North India used POJ 2725 for crosses with various cereals; hybrids were obtained only with sorghum. They showed considerable variation in growth and appearance.  A few were vigorous and matured rapidly, two parameters desired by the breeders. After 3 years of trials, 7 hybrids reached maturity after 6 to 7 months, had reasonable yields and fair juice quality (Bao Hahadur et al.). More recently interest in sorghum has been directed towards ethanol production (Hunsigi et al. 2007). What is Sweet Sorghum? Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), also called great…

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