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Functional Additives
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:05:36 PM
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Improved sorghum hybrids with grain mould resistance
 
A Ashok Kumar, Belum VS Reddy, RP Thakur and B Ramaiah
                                              
 

Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop globally after wheat, rice, maize and barley with multiple uses as food, feed, fodder and fuel. It has a great potential in the gluten-free food market. Globally it is grown on over 43 million hectare predominantly in tropical Africa and India.

 

Grain mould is a major disease of sorghum that affects grain production and quality. The disease is particularly important on improved, short- and medium-duration sorghum cultivars that mature during the rainy season in humid, tropical and subtropical climates.

 
 

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