Grain sorghum for ethanol in drier areas Academic Article uri icon


  • A team of researchers from Texas A&M University used traditional plant breeding techniques to create improved grain sorghum hybrids to produce forage sorghum hybrids for grazing, silage and hay production. The team extended sorghum's growing season so that it has doubled its height from 10 to 15 and its stalk is thicker. The team believes that ethanol can be made more cheaply from sorghum that it can from corn.

published proceedings

  • Industrial Bioprocessing

author list (cited authors)

  • Rooney, W. L.

complete list of authors

  • Rooney, WL

publication date

  • June 2007