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Grain sorghum

From growing to selling.

Fodder sorghum

From growing to selling.

Snapshot of the European and global state of sorghum

Olivier Bouillet Director Général Agritel Ukraine

Biogas production with sorghum biomass

Dr. Maendy Fritz Head of department for renewable resources crops TFZ Institute Germany

The assets of sorghum grain in feed

Catalin Fudulu Technical director for nutrition and formulation Guyomarc’h Firm Romania

Sorghum silage and its complementarity with maize

Alexis Ferard Zootechnics engineer - Silage valuation Arvalis-Institut du Végétal France

Sorghum in malt houses for beer production: the African experiment

Bop Sandrino-Arndt Head of business development OCP Africa Cameroon

New research priorities

Patrice Jeanson Seed breeder Prosorgho/Eurosorgho France

Seed breeding: quality as an asset

Christophe Rouillard Technical manager plant health and seed trade ESA Belgique

The place of sorghum in crop rotation in France

Jean-Luc Verdier‎ Engineer Arvalis-Institut du Végétal France

The production of sorghum in water-restricted crop systems in the USA

Dr. Brent Bean Director of Agronomy Sorghum Checkoff USA

Grain sorghum cultivation under steppe conditions in Ukraine

Dr. Oleh Okselenko Researcher Universite Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine

Sorghum cultivation in Russia

Nikolai Benko Director seed breeder Agroplazma Russia

The special features of the italian sorghum grain sector: exploiting white sorghum

Stefano Conti Coordinator for cereal, rice and breeders section Assosementi Italy

Spain: the leading EU sorghum importer

Jordi Bages Purchase manager Food Corporation Guissona Spain

Argentina: sorghum trade and its developments

Juan Gear President Gear firm Argentina

The new promotion policy for eu agricultural products

Camille Dehestru Consultant Pact European Affaires Belgium

Conditions for the development of sorghum in Europe

Frédéric Guedj Representative of Sorghum-ID France

A necessary tool: a European-level structure

Daniel Gueguen Director Pact European affairs Belgium

Sorghum checkoff: example of the American sorghum organisation

Florentino Lopez Executive Director Sorghum Checkoff USA

Brown midrib sorghum for lignocellulosic biofuel production

ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Hyderabad, India

Breeding and selection of sorghum for regions above 50º latitude

Walter A.J. de Milliano, Hoeve Dierkensteen

Evaluation of antioxidants and food characteristics of sorghum to establish it as a functional food

ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Hyderabad, India

Silage sorghum and maize intercropping in Hungary

L. Kálmán – E. Rajki, Cereal Research Non-Profit Ltd.

Physiological phenotyping of a sorghum mapping population for seedling chilling tolerance

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), Warsaw, Poland, in the frame of the program ERANET Bioenergy

Seed Technical Action Program

Arvalis- Institut du Végétal / FNPSMS

Grain sorghum 5th cereal produced in the world

Arvalis- Institut du Végétal / FNPSMS

Sorghum in Europe : 1% of the world’s acreage

Arvalis- Institut du Végétal / FNPSMS

Seed sorghum

Arvalis- Institut du Végétal / FNPSMS

Biorefinery of sweet sorghum for a circular economy

Department of Biotechnology, USAMVB King Michael I of Romania from Timisoara, Romania, Advanta Seed International

Grain sorghum market around the world

Yannick Carel, Research Officer, Economy and production systems – Arvalis (exposé présenté par Pierre Guillaumin FNPSMS)

Grain production in China.

Li Zhao Yu, Manager of the Beijing office of France Export Céréales, China

Sorghum overview in Argentina.

Leandro Pierbattisti, Chief Economist – Grain Markets, Federation of Country Elevators Associations, Argentina

Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World, Conclusions of the Cape Congress.

Nat Bascom, Assistant Director of the programme « Collaborative research on Sorghum and Millet », Kansas State University, USA

Selection and genetic progress. Which solutions to face new challenges.

David Pot, CIRAD, France et Gilles Trouche – CIRAD, France

Conclusion workshop « Agronomy ».

Charles-Antoine Courtois, Sorghum ID Development Officer, France

Structural and new outlets to secure sorghum production in Europe.

Frédéric Guedj, Manager sorghum market development, Euralis Semences France

Climate change and Agriculture.

Nathalie De Noblet, Laboratory of Climate and Environment Sciences ; Mixed Unit of Research CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, University Paris-Saclay ; Co-Coordinator of LabEx BASC (Biodiversity, Agrosystems, Society, Climate) France

Breeding grain sorghum hybrids successes, opportunities and challenges.

Prof David Jordan, Professor, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Challenges and breeding strategies.

Dr Steffen Windpassinger, Selection Department, University Justus-Liebig, Germany

Challenges and genetic gains on forage sorghum for areas above 48º latitude.

Dr De Milliano Walter, Hoeve Dierkensteen Netherlands

Genetic diversity of sorghum in Russia.

Dr Vladimir Kostunov, Institute Donskoy in Rostov, Russia

Designing multi-criteria sorghum ideotypes in changing climate.

Dr Alessandra Fracasso, Unicatt Italy & Dr Delphine Luquet, CIRAD, France

Genomics-informed sorghum improvement.

Prof Ian Godwin, Professor in plant molecular genetics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

G2MARS a collaborative approach to improve fodder quality of European sorghum germplasm.

Quentin Devaud, Breeder, Eurosorgho, France: Biomasse project for the future

Sowing equipment, planting configurations and yield elaboration.

Jean-Luc Verdier, Regional engineer, manager of the sorghum chain, Arvalis Vegetal Institute, France

Some aspects of Sorghum production in Bulgaria.

Dr Kalin Slanev, Agricultural engineer, Agricultural technical institute of Shumen, Bulgaria

Weed control in Sorghum.

Isabelle Rougerie, Corteva, Charles-Antoine Courtois, Sorghum ID

Potential perspectives and benefits of sorghum silage for starch in the crop rotation.

Prof Nick Van Eekeren, Louis Bolk Institute, Bunnik, Netherlands

Growing sorghum under water stress conditions in Australia.

Loretta Serafin, Specialist of cultivation in dry conditions, Calala, Australia

Sorghum economy in European Farm.

Marc Varchavsky, Manager of Economic Council, CER, France

Economic study of the sorghum in Ukraine.

Gautier Maupu, Agritel, Ukraine

The ecological and economic foot prints of agricultural crops Sorghum.

Alessandro Raggazzoni, Bologna University, Italy

Sorghum Crop, an alternative for Dobrogea farmers.

Dumitru Manole, Romanian representative

Technical & economic references for sorghum production in South-West of France.

Jean-Luc Verdier – Yannick Carel, Research Officer, Economy and production systems – Arvalis, France

Farmer testimony.

Yvon Parayre. France.

Farmer testimony.

Cristi Spirido. Romania.

Farmer testimony.

Mauro Mengoli. Italy.

Farmer testimony.

Fabienne Coletti. Italy.

Farmer testimony.

Luigi Boriani. Italy.


Célia Brogniet, Caussade Semences, France

INTRODUCTION Presentation of different types of sorghum.

Magdalena Bushmann, Manager of the sorghum and sunflower markets, KWS, Germany

Organising sorghum harvesting at the scale of a territory.

Clément Roux, Arterris agricultural cooperative, France

Use of sorghum in broiler chicken diets.

Anca Gheorghe, Research service INCDBNA – IBNA Balotesti, Romania

Effects of dietary sorghum on performance.

Mihaela Habeanu, Research service INCDBNA – IBNA Balotesti, Romania

Different monocut sorghum used as forage some guides to advise farmers.

Alexis Ferard, Zootechnician engineer, Arvalis, France

Use of sorghum in feed nutrition.

Alexandre Calendreau, IDENA, France

Sorghum round-table for human food, GAIA BEER.

Tiziano Tanzi, OTTODISETTEMBRE company

Sorghum round-table for human food, FLOOR.

Monia Caramma, Agricultura Biologica company

Sorghum round-table for human food, PASTA.

Monia Caramma, Agricultura Biologica company

CONCLUSION Analysis of cereal consumption in Europe by segment.

Frédéric Guedj, Manager sorghum market development, Euralis Semences France