Corn and Grain Sorghum Comparison

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By

  • Yared Assefa, Dept. of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
  • Kraig Roozeboom, Dept. of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
  • Curtis Thompson, Dept. of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
  • Alan Schlegel, SW Research Extension Center, Tribune, KS, USA
  • Loyd Stone, Dept.of Agronmony, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
  • Jane Lingenfelser, Dept. of Agronmony, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

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.

 

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Audience

Researchers, producers, policy makers, students, and crop commissions

 

Book information

  • Published: January 2014
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800112-7


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