22 August 2019
The assets of sorghum in crop rotations.
Let’s take the case of a short rotation, based mainly on winter crops such as rapeseed, wheat and winter barley (a classic rotation in France in the Center, Burgundy or Poitou Charente). In this situation, the introduction of sorghum results in longer rotations. This is because sorghum is a “real” spring crop, which is sown […]Read more
21 August 2019
Did you know? Sorghum can also be used as a cover crop
The objectives of summer cover crops are mainly to cover the soil quickly, produce sufficient biomass to feed the soil and avoid the escape of nitrates to the groundwater. For a succesful sorghum cover, several techniques are possible: – direct sowing, very soon after harvest to take advantage of soil moisture, – sowing after stubble […]Read more
21 August 2019
Sorghum grown from European genetics and production is the guarantee of a rigorous selection and excellent quality of seeds. Results: it is productive, profitable, sustainable and offers many outlets. We have to advertise it! This is done with the “star-sorghum” name that will be found in all of Sorghum ID’s communications. And as a […]Read more
04 July 2019
Technical information on sorghum pests.
Sorghum is a hardy species that is generally not exposed to pests. Although most often the pest pressure remains low and does not justify intervention, some parasitic attacks can occur, especially in high temperature conditions. You will find below the different pests that can be found in vegetation on sorghum: Borer insects : Sesamia […]Read more
27 February 2019
Yes, tannin-free sorghum exists.
Sorghum has a reputation of high tannin levels. This is an image handicap, as the presence of tannin in animal feed is a significant anti-nutritional factor for monogastrics. Indeed, it was prove than even 1% tannin lowered by 7% the energy value of sorghum with pigs and 11% with poultry. But European sorghum do […]Read more