02 March 2022
Choosing One’s Sorghum Variety
February comes to an end and springtime is near. It is time for us to choose the varieties that we will plant. Hybrid choice is crucial for a successful sorghum harvest and it allows one to adjust the crop to the specific soils, climate, and planting dates of a given region. Disease tolerance, tannin content, […]Read more
22 September 2021
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
10 March 2021
8 T/ha of grain sorghum in Northern France… soon possible?
Dr. Walter A.J. de Milliano is a pioneer of sorghum made in the Netherlands, where he has been cultivating sorghum for twenty years. In 2020, he decided to extend his testing surfaces to France in order to measure sorghum yield potentials in this area. “Climate change has an impact on precipitation level which has […]Read more
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