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  Sorghum - MSN Encarta
Sorghum is a genus of numerous species of grasses, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are used as fodder plants either cultivated or as part of pasture.
Grain sorghums, also known as millet or Guinea corn, include milo, kafir, durra, feterita, and kaoliang, and are among the most drought-tolerant of cereals, becoming dormant under drought and heat stress and then resuming growth when conditions improve.
Grassy sorghums, including Sudan grass and hybrids of this grass and sweet or grain sorghums, are widely grown for fodder and pasture.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552446/Sorghum.html   (381 words)

In 1992, sorghum was planted on approximately 5.4 million hectares in the United States with an average yield of 4,566 kg/ha and a farm value of over $1.7 billion.
Sorghum starch is manufactured in the U.S. by a wet-milling process similar to that used for corn starch, then made into dextrose for use in foods.
Sorghum is ground, cracked, steam flaked, and/or roasted, to enhance the nutritional value 12 to 14 percent.
darwin.nmsu.edu /~molbio/plant/sorghum.html   (658 words)

 Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA)
Sorghum is an erect cereal plant that grows to a height of 0.5m-4.5m depending on the type of cultivar.
Sorghum was taken from East Africa to India during the first millennium from where it was taken to China in the early Christian era.
Sorghum is a short day plant and different cultivars vary in their sensitivity to the photoperiod.
www.syngentafoundation.com /sorghum.htm   (608 words)

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While this is very unfortunate, it is important for farmers to realize that disaster payments will be based on the whole farm, so failure of just a portion of the crop on a farm may not (and probably won't) guarantee a disaster payment.
It is not too late to put sorghum in the ground in most areas of the country.
Sorghum for Biofuels Conference to be Held in Houston
www.sorghumgrowers.com /whatis.htm   (719 words)

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Sorghum is a major feed grain in the Southwestern part of the U.S. and is where the vast majority of the national milo production goes to.
Like most of the other grains, sorghum is low in gluten, but the seeds can be milled into flour and mixed with higher gluten flours or made into flat breads, pancakes or cookies.
SORGHUM SYRUP: This is produced in the same manner as cane syrup, but sorghum cane, rather than sugar cane, is used.
www.gfrecipes.com /sorghum.txt   (685 words)

 CGIAR: Research & Impact: Areas of Research: Sorghum
Sorghum, an important staple food crop in Africa, South Asia, and Central America, is the fifth major cereal crop in the world after wheat, rice, maize and barley.
Sorghum, which is particularly adapted to drought prone areas, is a crop of hot, semi-arid tropical environments with 400 - 600 mm rainfall-areas that are too dry for maize.
Sorghum is also found in temperate regions and at altitudes of up to 2300 meters in the tropics.
www.cgiar.org /impact/research/sorghum.html   (508 words)

 Crops Gallery: Sorghum
Sorghum is a vigorous grass that varies between 0.5 – 5.0 m in height.
Sorghum originated in the north-eastern quadrant of Africa, where the greatest variability in wild and cultivated species is found to this day.
At the global level, ICRISAT is involved in diversification of sorghum breeding populations, and ultimately cultivars available to farmers, through the incorporation of traits and genetic materials that have not previously been used in crop improvement.
www.icrisat.org /text/coolstuff/crops/gcrops2.html   (831 words)

Sorghum was grown primarily as a source of sugar for syrup until the settlement of the semiarid West created a demand for drought- resistant forage crops.
Sudangrasses and sorghum- sudangrass hybrids are grazed by livestock or fed as green chop or hay.
Sweet sorghum and sorghum- sudangrass often cannot be stored as hay because of the difficulty in drying the forage to a safe storage moisture content of 25% or less.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/afcm/forage.html   (3277 words)

Sorghum was also grown in India before recorded history and in Assyria as early as 700 B.C. The crop reached China during the thirteenth century and the Western Hemisphere much later.
Sorghum was introduced to the United States from Africa in the early part of the seventeenth century.
Sorghum was grown primarily as a source of sugar for syrup until the settlement of the semiarid West created a demand for drought-resistant forage crops.
corn.agronomy.wisc.edu /AlternativeCrops/SorghumForage.htm   (3271 words)

 Grain Sorghum (Milo)
Grain sorghum acreage is somewhat greater than acreages for oats and barley, but considerably less than the land area planted to corn, wheat, and soybeans.
Sorghum is more tolerant of wet soils and flooding than most of the grain crops-an interesting phenomenon in relation to its drought tolerance.
Sorghum planted in narrow rows can not be cultivated, but it is a highly competitive crop and can dominate many weeds.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/afcm/sorghum.html   (2804 words)

Sorghum seedlings are smaller than corn due to smaller seed size.
Sorghum is more tolerant of wet soils and flooding than most of the grain crops--an interesting phenomenon in relation to its drought tolerance.
Grain sorghum should be planted when soil temperatures reach 60 to 65° F. Generally this is 15 to 20 days after corn planting or between May 15 and early June.
corn.agronomy.wisc.edu /AlternativeCrops/SorghumGrain.htm   (2814 words)

 Sorghum bicolor
Sorghums are grown for grain and also for forage in areas with inadequate rainfall for satisfactory maize cropping.
There are two general types: the sweet sorghums, which have stems filled with a sweet juice, and the grain sorghums, which usually have pithy stems.
When sorghum grain is replacing maize, it must be borne in mind that sorghum lacks carotene and should therefore be supplemented with about 3% dried green feed.
www.fao.org /ag/aga/agap/frg/afris/data/314.htm   (427 words)

 Sorghum Syrup
Sorghum syrup is a natural sweetener made by processing juice squeezed from the stalks of certain types of sorghum.
Sweet sorghum is ideally suited to the small, diversified farm, as the various parts of the plant can be used for livestock or poultry feed, and waste can be composted, in addition to the sorghum syrup produced.
Sorghum syrup is a natural sweetener made by processing juice squeezed from the stalks of certain types of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) called sweet sorghum or sorgo.
attra.ncat.org /attra-pub/sorghumsyrup.html   (1352 words)

 Crop Water Management - Sorghum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sorghum is relatively tolerant to short periods of waterlogging.
Sorghum shows a high degree of flexibility toward depth and frequency of water supply because of its drought resistance characteristics.
Normally, when sorghum is full grown, 100 percent of the water is extracted from the first 1 to 2m (D = 1-2m).
www.fao.org /ag/AGL/aglw/cropwater/sorghum.stm   (1150 words)

 Crop Profiles
Sorghum is grown primarily in the southern counties of Nebraska.
The physiology of the sorghum plant allowing it to cease growing during hot, dry spells, and again progress to maturity when rains occur, enhances its value in Nebraska's climate.
The next year, a short season sorghum may be planted, to be harvested in time for a winter wheat planting that same fall.
www.ipmcenters.org /cropprofiles/docs/nesorghum.html   (1242 words)

 Seriously Good: Sorghum
Sorghum is a grass native to eastern Africa, grown, in most places, for its grain.
Sorghum begins just as molasses does by crushing the cane stalks to squeeze out the juice, the juice is then boiled down, again like sugar cane juice, to produce a syrup (I'm simplifying here).
In the case of sugar cane this reduced juice is molasses and in the case of sorghum it's sorghum or sorghum molasses.
seriouslygood.kdweeks.com /2006/10/sorghum.html   (1391 words)

 Sorghum genus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, foliage of johnsongrass and other sorghums can produce toxic amounts of hydrocyanic acid when exposed to frost, stressed by drought, or damaged by trampling or herbicides and may be poisonous to livestock when ingested.
Weedy sorghums are subject to various bacterial, fungal, and nematode infections and serve as alternate hosts for the sorghum midge (Contarinia sorghicola) and the viruses that cause sugar cane mosaic virus, maize chlorotic dwarf virus, and corn stunt disease.
Unlike weedy sorghums, fall panicum has ligules that consist of a fringe of hairs and are not membranous at the base.
www.cdfa.ca.gov /phpps/ipc/weedinfo/sorghum.htm   (1623 words)

 Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kansas is the nation's leading producer of grain sorghum, producing 145 million bushels of sorghum in 2006--45 percent of the nation's crop.
Kansas is a diverse state with soils ranging from sandy to clay to loam, and with summertime weather patterns ranging from hot and humid in the east to hot and dry in the west.
The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association asked the Kansas Department of Agriculture to apply for the exemption, and it was originally granted until June 15, 2007.
www.ksgrains.com /sorghum   (1696 words)

 Move Over, Bossie! Sorghum's Not Just for Cows Anymore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While sorghum has been part of the human diet in Africa and India for centuries, in the United States, the sorghum crop has been used mainly to feed livestock.
In addition to determining the function of sorghum proteins, Bean and collaborators from Ireland and Germany are baking their way towards good-tasting, finely textured sorghum bread.
Sorghum's Not Just for Cows Anymore" was published in the June 2004 issue of Agricultural Research magazine.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/AR/archive/jun04/cows0604.htm   (530 words)

 Crop Profiles
Sorghum is planted on 30-inch rows or drilled in narrow rows of 15 inches rows.
Sorghum producers applied insecticides to eleven percent of the planted acres during 1998.
Weed control in grain sorghum is best achieved with an integrated approach on crop rotations and herbicides or tillage, which enhances the ability of sorghum to compete with weeds.
www.ipmcenters.org /cropprofiles/docs/KSsorghum.html   (4951 words)

 Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board: production research development
The Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board was established in 1997 to improve the profitability of growing corn and grain sorghum in Arkansas by conducting a program of research, extension, and market development.
The remainder is used to fund sorghum research and promotion at the national level as well as the national board.
The National Sorghum Checkoff was initially proposed on December 26, 2006, by the National Sorghum Producers (NSP), under the Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act of 1996.
www.corn-sorghum.org   (436 words)

 Georgia Sorghum Festival
Sorghum -- The third most popular cereal grain in the United States is a staple throughout the world.
Sorghum has been a popular crop in north Georgia since the land was settled in the 1830s, and Blairsville celebrates this early staple on the second, third and fourth weekends each October (the time the crop comes in).
Here, batches of sorghum syrup are produced and used to make sorghum sweetened products that can be purchased at the "fort", located a block east of the landmark courthouse at the center of town.
ngeorgia.com /events/sorghum_festival.html   (615 words)

 ABC 7 News - Anheuser-Busch Introduces Sorghum Beer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sorghum is the primary ingredient in the beer from the makers of the nation's top-selling full-calorie and light beers, Budweiser and Bud Light.
Sorghum is a safe grain for those with wheat allergies.
Brewmaster Kristin Zantop said that in addition to sorghum, the beer is made with imported hallertau and domestic cascade hops.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/1206/381701.html   (400 words)

 Sorghum Festival in Blairsville, Georgia
Cooking sweet syrup from sorghum cane is an ancient art which is celebrated every year at the annual Sorghum Festival in Blairsville, Georgia.
Sorghum was often spelled s-o-r-g-o and spoken as such.
Today, no matter how it is spelled, Sorghum syrup has the same good sweet taste as in years past.
www.georgiamountainvacations.com /sorghum.htm   (309 words)

 WWF - Agriculture and Environment: Sorghum
Sorghum, sorghum hybrids, and related plants contain high levels of prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide).
Prussic acid poisoning can occur when livestock is pastured on sorghum or when wild herbivores eat sorghum by mistake or during periods when other food is scarce.
The presence of naturally occurring polyphenol chemicals in the sorghum plant, especially in varieties with purple undercoats, has also been found to affect the health of wild birds.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/policy/agriculture_environment/commodities/sorghum/environmental_impacts/poisoning_animals/index.cfm   (170 words)

 Sweet Sorghum Production
Sorghum seed of varieties Dale, Topper 76-6, M81E, and Sugar Drip.
Sorghum seed of varieties Simon, Sugar Drip, Della, M81E, Topper 76-6 and Keller.
If you are having trouble with some of your sorghum turning to sugar, you need to get some invertase enzyme and add it after you have heated it up.
www.ca.uky.edu /nssppa/production.html   (294 words)

 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Publications
This NebGuide explains how to maintain an appropriate residue cover with ecofarming in the pre-winter wheat fallow period to reduce soil erosion and conserve soil moisture.
Starter fertilizer may increase early growth of corn and gain sorghum, but increased early growth often does not translate to increased grain yield.
Fertilizer nutrient needs for grain sorghum are based on expected yield, nutrient levels in the soil and fertilizer-nitrogen costs.
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