Yield and Quality of Ten Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Genotypes Grown under Rain-fed in North Kordofan State


Published: 2020-05-12

Page: 6-12

Salah Eldeen, E. Ahmed *

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan.

Abdelrhim A. Jaberldar

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan.

Entisar Elilah, B. Mohmmed Ahmed

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Availability of forage in North Kordofan during rainy season as result of mismanagement of pasture, over-grazing plays an important role in yield and quality. A field experiment was conducted for two consecutive rainy seasons (2014/15- 2015/2016). The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. The results indicated that, the genotypes had significant effects on most studied characters. Pioneer and Nabig genotypes had the highest plant height, leaf area index and green forage yield (ton/ha) compared to other genotypes. The genotypes Pioneer and Taqqat.9A were superior and performed better in forage quality, scored higher crude protein and lesser crude fiber, therefore recommended to the areas facing shortage of forage during rainfall in north kordofan state.

Keywords: Yield, forage sorghum, genotypes, rain-fed.

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Ahmed, S. E. E., Jaberldar, A. A., & Ahmed, E. E. B. M. (2020). Yield and Quality of Ten Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Genotypes Grown under Rain-fed in North Kordofan State. Asian Basic and Applied Research Journal, 2(1), 6–12. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/ABAARJ/article/view/832


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