Assessment of Commercial Varieties of Sorghum as Short Cycle Crops for Biomass and Sugars Production

M.D. Curt, M. Sanz, B. Esteban, G. Sánchez, M. Barreiro & J. Fernández
Contribution to the knowledge of sorghum varieties currently available in Spain is made in order to promote the cultivation of sweet sorghum as a short cycle crop in Spain. The survey conducted for this work resulted in the selection of ten commercial varieties that were tested in a field experiment. Performance of these sorghum varieties was studied along the growth cycle in terms of canopy height, phenological stage and yield. Biomass production, biomass partitioning into...