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  • n. A tropical grass, either of several varieties of Sorghum, from Egypt and the Sudan, used for pasture, silage and hay


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  • Kimberly, Idaho 83341, USA (sorghum/sudangrass hybrids: sodic soils)

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  • Recently, crosses between sorghum itself and its sudangrass subspecies (Sorghum bicolor subspecies sudanense) have produced hybrid grasses with outstanding vigor.

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  • Saline Soils It has recently been found that crosses between sorghum and sudangrass (a special race of sorghum), have the capacity to repair saline soils made crusty by sodium compounds.

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  • Two years ago, Moore and Pedersen began their project at a sewage sludge disposal site by planting several types of sorghum: grain types, forage types, tropical types, sweet sorghums, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids.

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  • "Sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are very popular now in Nebraska and other Central Plains and Midwest states," says Pedersen.

    11. Sorghum: Fuel and Utility Types

  • Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have reclaimed marginal sodium-affected soils using sorghum (mainly the forage types called sordan and sudangrass) after just one season.

    11. Sorghum: Fuel and Utility Types

  • This use of foliage rather than grain developed after sudangrass was introduced in about 1909.

    11. Sorghum: Fuel and Utility Types

  • Some growers put in cover crops like sorghum and sudangrass, which incorporate a little organic material into the soil and out-compete any weeds that spring up.

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  • The key is to develop crop rotations that include biomass-producing plants such as switchgrass or sudangrass, while maintaining production of conventional staples such as soybeans and corn, because energy production cannot supplant food production. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "So it is not a crop to be left in the field to dry and harvest in mid-winter like can be done with switchgrass or sudangrass," he said, "but forage sorghum is still a viable option for biomass production, as long as it is harvested early in the fall." - latest science and technology news stories


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