By Yared Assefa
Corn and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor L) are one of the most sensible cereal vegetation around the globe, and either are key for worldwide nutrition protection. Similarities among the 2 vegetation, rather their version for warm-season grain creation, pose a chance for comparisons to notify applicable cropping judgements. This e-book offers a finished evaluation of the similarities and ameliorations among corn and grain sorghum. It compares corn and sorghum vegetation in components equivalent to morphology, body structure, phenology, yield, source use and potency, and influence of either plants in numerous cropping structures.
Producers, researchers and extension brokers looking for trustworthy clinical information will locate this in-depth comparability of vegetation with strength slot in dryland and irrigations cropping platforms quite valuable.
- Presents quite a lot of issues of comparison
- Offers vital insights for crop selection making
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The fact that mean yield did not change for the past three decades in dryland may indicate that in the absence of a technological breakthrough, we might be approaching a yield plateau. A reduced yield increase in the late 1970s and early 1980s was evidenced by Menz and Pardey in 1983, but they did not conclude the probability of approaching a yield plateau at that time due to anticipation of more exploitation of genetic diversity and the unpredictable effects of emerging biotechnologies. Similarly, Garcia et al.
To determine whether the yield response in dryland sites was influenced by precipitation; prior planting and in season, or temperature changes, the total monthly precipitation data for November, December, January, February, March, and April, and both total monthly precipitation and mean monthly temperature data for May, June, July, August, and September were analyzed using the PROC CORR procedure of SAS. The correlation coefficients were used to determine a significant change in the weather trend and relationship between weather factors and yield.
The amount of N fertilizer stabilized from the fourth decade to the last decade. The amount of P and K fertilizers applied decreased from the fourth decade onward. 05. 5). A significant positive relationship also was found between March minimum and maximum temperatures and May through July minimum temperatures and dryland yields. On the other hand, high maximum temperatures in July through September were negatively correlated with dryland yields. Although correlation does not necessarily imply cause and effect, it is not difficult to identify potential linkage between these climate factors and dryland corn yield.