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Sorghum in a crop rotation can provide significant benefits


Date: 28/07/2014


Bob Fanning, extension plant pathology field specialist at the South Dakota State University, USA, explains why growing sorghum in a crop rotation can help mitigate risks associated with droughts. Fanning argues that each crop that can be integrated into agricultural production systems offers more flexibility of intensity and diversity, which especially contributes to the sustainable profitability of no-till production systems. Sorghum shares the water use efficiency of other warm-season grass crops and can serve as a rotational crop to help control Goss' Wilt, a bacterial disease that can seriously plague maize producers. 

(Plant management Network, 29/04/2014)

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