Sorghum cultivation in the valley (Sorghum bicolor) : IRAT 204 Variety

2021-12-05

Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

- 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.

- Significantly increase the income of producers

- Charting new paths and solutions to food insecurity

- Mitigating the effects of food crises

- fighting famine in Niger in this way

Technical characteristics of the technology :

- Area of application: cultivation of Sorghum bicolour IRAT 204 in the Preferred Growing Area (rainfall in mm-350 to 500 mm

- Sowing-maturity cycle: early 70-80 days

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

- Hulling yield 80%.

- Enemy resistance - Resistant to grain mould, Striga and lodging. 

- Susceptible to elongated anthrax, midge, bedbugs and sooty band

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

- Plant size (m) -130-150 cm

- Compact Panicles

- Elliptical and compact shape

- Length (cm) 16-27

- Width (cm) 7-13

- Grain Colour creamy white

- Tolerance -Drought tolerant

- Fertilizer Requirement - Demanding in fertilizers

- Good forage quality - Good forage quality

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