Sorghum: Production and Improvement Practices Chapter uri icon


  • © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is an important grain, forage, and bioenergy crop grown throughout the world. Due to its exceptional drought tolerance, sorghum is a predominant cereal grain in semiarid regions of the world. As a grain, sorghum is used as a both a food and feed crop primarily based on its historical use in each production region. Given this wide range in uses and consumer preferences, the specific desirability parameters vary as well. Within this context, overall grain quality is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rooney, W. L.

citation count

  • 0

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of Food Grains

publication date

  • January 2016