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Pastos y Forrajes

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PEREZ, A et al. Characterization and potential of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) grain. Pastos y Forrajes [online]. 2010, vol.33, n.1, pp.1-1. ISSN 0864-0394.

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is one of the cereals that due to their agronomic and nutritional characteristics could contribute large benefits in human as well as animal feeding, at world, tropical and national level. This crop is well adapted to Cuban conditions, and showed an incipient development that disappeared parallel to the collaboration of COMECON (Council of Mutual Economic Assistance). Today no vast tradition and experience exist regarding its production; however, different essays indicate that the yields are satisfactory and that they could be increased if there were appropriate and sustainable technologies that allowed to express all its potential. In this article the general, botanical and agronomic characteristics of the genus and its species, as well as its potential and usages are presented with the objective of updating knowledge as a contribution to providing solutions for the current food crisis undergone by the Planet. Likewise, some results obtained in the Republic of Cuba are included.

Palabras clave : Agronomic characteristics; Sorghum bicolor.

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