Dual purpose sorghum varieties - Payenne and Golobe

2022-06-27

Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

Presence of tannin which compromises the conservation of sorghum flour and its incorporation in bakery preparations.

Technical characteristics of the technology :

Short cycle of 85/87 to 90 days for Golobe and Payenne respectively; High yield potential - 3.5 t/ha for Payenne and 3.8 t/ha for Golobe; Their flour can substitute wheat flour up to 20-30%; Sweet stem palatable for livestock and suitable for syrup preparation; No tannin; Stay Green character; Insensitive to photoperiod.


Economic characteristics of the technology

- Acquisition cost :

The same as the existing sorghum varieties.


- Economic profitability :


- Comparative advantage :

Increased grain and straw yields by 20-50% compared to the traditional Bassi variety; Production of good quality grain and fodder; White, tannin-free grains that sell better and do not require hulling before preparation.


Limits of the technology :


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