Corn and Grain Sorghum Comparison: All Things Considered

Corn and Grain Sorghum Comparison: All Things Considered

Paperback Academic Press

By (author) Yared Assefa, By (author) Kraig L. Roozeboom, By (author) Curtis Thompson, By (author) Alan Schlegel, By (author) Loyd Stone, By (author) Jane Lingenfelser

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  • Publisher: Academic Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 12mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: San Diego
  • ISBN 10: 0128001127
  • ISBN 13: 9780128001127
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

Corn and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor L) are among the top cereal crops world wide, and both are key for global food security. Similarities between the two crops, particularly their adaptation for warm-season grain production, pose an opportunity for comparisons to inform appropriate cropping decisions. This book provides a comprehensive review of the similarities and differences between corn and grain sorghum. It compares corn and sorghum crops in areas such as morphology, physiology, phenology, yield, resource use and efficiency, and impact of both crops in different cropping systems. Producers, researchers and extension agents in search of reliable scientific information will find this in-depth comparison of crops with potential fit in dryland and irrigations cropping systems particularly valuable. It presents a wide range of points of comparison. It offers important insights for crop decision making.

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"Agronomists.compare the two grass grain crops across a number of characteristics, among them key morphological, physiological, and developmental characteristics; historical trends for yield, harvested area, and price; yield distribution and major factors responsible for yield variability; and land, water, nutrient, and pesticide use and use efficiencies."--ProtoView.com, April 2014

Table of contents

Introduction Corn and Grain Sorghum Morphology, Physiology, and Phenology Corn and Grain Sorghum Historical Yield, Area and Price Trends Yield Distribution and Functions for Corn and Grain Sorghum Resource (Land, Water, Nutrient and Pesticide) Use and Efficiency of Corn and Sorghum Rotation Effects of Corn and Sorghum in Cropping Systems General Summary