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Sorghum bicolor

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2235840Soil textureheavy, mediumwide
Rainfall (annual)400600300700Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude10-3045Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightclear skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

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

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsbark
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
medicinalblood system applicationsflowers
medicinaldigestive system applicationsflowers
fuelsnon-wood fuelbark
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholbark
fuelsalcoholbark