Sweet, Fibre and Forage Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Resilience to Varying Seeding Time in View of Supplying Biomass for Energy Uses

L. Barbanti, A. Vecchi, A. Sher & G. Di Girolamo
To investigate the influence of varying seeding time on sorghum growth, yield, water use efficiency (WUE) and potential energy output, a three¬year field experiment was carried in Northern Italy, comparing early (E; early April) and late seeding (L; mid May) in three sorghum genotypes (sweet, fibre and forage hybrid). L achieved about the same plant height as E, one month later. Differences among genotypes were more consistent (fibre = sweet > forage hybrid). Dry biomass...