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Sorghum bicolor var. sweet

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals, forage/pasture, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2735840Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)50010003003000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--3540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH6758.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.poisonous to man or animals

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food additivesweetenerbark
animal food (feed)starchseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsbark
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
materialdye/tanninbark
materialfibresbark
materialcanesbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholbark
fuelsalcoholbark