Sorghum Seed

Sorghum is the world's fifth largest cereal. In Africa south of the Sahara sorghum is the second most important cereal after maize. It is the most competitive and productive cereal crop in the rainfall zone of 600-800mm. The bulk of the crop in the developing world is grown by resource-poor small-scale farmers for their subsistence. Three (3) year mean yields for Africa, India and USA for 1989 were 790, 790 and 3940 kg/ha, respectively. With the present changes in agriculture, both the world production and the area of this traditional crop have declined in the past decade mainly because of the lack of industrial utilization and technological developments. However, the crop productivity has increased in some countries.

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Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Weed Control | Fertilizaton | Crop Protection | Roguing | Harvesting | Field Inspection


Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province