The Cultivation of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L) Moench) Biomass for Energy as a Second Crop in Mediterranean Environment

A.A. Saita, S.L. Cosentino & S. Scandurra
A research was carried out in a plain area of South Italy (Sicily), with the aim of evaluating the crop productivity of sweet and fiber Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] in terms of biomass, when cultivated as second crop in the Mediterranean environment. Twenty genotypes in all were sown on the 13th of July, 2009, and among fiber and sweet types in three different levels of Evapotraspiration (ETc) restoration: 100, 50 or 0% (I100 =...