SUBI Sweet Sorghum Varieties

Howard Viator, Attaway, Denise, Ensley, Carlen  |  3/5/2014 8:22:19 PM

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As an annual crop, sorghum provides a flexible, quick-growing source of biomass.

These towering plants are similar to forage types, but are selected for their biomass production and conversion characteristics rather than their suitability for animal feed. Because the plants generally do not produce grain heads until very late in the season, if at all, they continue growing —and producing more biomass — until early autumn or the first killing freeze.

LSU AgCenter and Ceres Inc. researchers are working with Durasweet hybrids as part of the Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI). Click here to read more about the Durasweet hybrid.

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