Wednesday, October 21

SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor) – Irrigation, Weed management, Harvesting, Pests and diseases

Irrigation

During dry periods irrigation is required in every 4-7 days depending on severity of the drought and type of soil.

Weed management

Weeds could be controlled by manual methods such as weeding and application pre and post emergent weed killers. Crops need to be maintained weed free at least until flowering stage.

Harvesting

Crops are harvested, shelled and cleaned manually when grain moisture is low and after physiological maturity is reached. Seed moisture is lowered by sun drying to a safer level before shelling the seeds.

Pests and diseases

Pests

  • Stem borer
  • Parrot

Diseases

  • Root & stalk rot
  • Leaf blight
  • Sheath blight

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