Corn and Grain Sorghum Comparison, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0128003952
  • ISBN-13: 9780128003954
  • DDC: 633.15
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Corn and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor L) are among the top cereal crops world wide, and both are key for global food security. Similarities between the two crops, particularly their adaptation for warm-season grain production, pose an opportunity for comparisons to inform appropriate cropping decisions. This book provides a comprehensive review of the similarities and differences between corn and grain sorghum. It compares corn and sorghum crops in areas such as morphology, physiology, phenology, yield, resource use and efficiency, and impact of both crops in different cropping systems. Producers, researchers and extension agents in search of reliable scientific information will find this in-depth comparison of crops with potential fit in dryland and irrigations cropping systems particularly valuable.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Corn and Grain Sorghum Morphology, Physiology, and Phenology.
3: Corn and Grain Sorghum Historical Yield, Area, and Price Trends.
4: Corn and Grain Sorghum Yield Trend Since the Beginning of Hybrid Technology.
5: Yield Distribution and Functions for Corn and Grain Sorghum.
6: Resource (Land, Water, Nutrient, and Pesticide) Use and Efficiency of Corn and Sorghum.
7: Rotation Effects of Corn and Sorghum in Cropping Systems.
8: General Summary.