Sorghum seeds with dual use (fodder and seeds) and short cycle

2022-01-23

Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

- Food insecurity

- Low production

Technical characteristics of the technology :

- To improve Niger's agricultural production by increasing from one cereal harvest per year to three harvests, including two in the middle of the dry season.

- Charting new paths to food insecurity and farmers' income

- Preferred growing area: Rainfall: 350 to 500 mm

- Sowing-maturity cycle: Early 70-80 days

- Grain yield (in T/ha): 2 Tons on average

- Hulling yield: 80%.

- Resistance to enemies: Resistant to grain mould, Striga and lodging; Susceptible to elongated smut, midge, Bugs and sooty stripes.

- Weight of 1,000 grains (g): 30 grams

- Plant size (m): 130-150 cm

- Panicles: Compact

- Shape: Elliptical and compact

- Length/width (cm): 16-27 cm/ 7-13 cm

- Grain: Colour! creamy-white

- Tolerance: Drought tolerant;

- Fertilizer requirement : Fertilizer requirement ;

- Fodder quality: Good fodder quality


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