Effect of Field Drying by Conditioning and Windrowing on the Quality of Sorghum Biomass

R. Barro, L. Rovira, E. Maletta, A. Salvadó, P. Ciria, A. Del Val, M.J. Fernández, F. Camps, J. Serra & J.E. Carrasco
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of repeated windrowing using a wheel rake on the quality of two varieties of sorghum biomass considering its further combustion. Biomass yield and the influence of windrowing were evaluated when sorghum was mowed at two phenological stages, an early cut during the stage of panicle initiation and later on, when the grains were in a dough development stage. Tests were simultaneously performed by triplicate in...