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An evaluation of sweet sorghum as a sugar crop in the Midlands mistbelt

An evaluation of sweet sorghum as a sugar crop in the Midlands mistbelt

Proceedings of the Fifty fourth Annual Congress, South African Sugar Technologists' Association: 105-108

In trials in the Natal Midlands, Roma, the tallest and latest maturing gave sugar yields of 3.4-4.4 t/ha and outyielded Rio and Ramada. In another trial Roma was sown on 12 Oct., 5 or 12 Dec. 1978 and harvested at the hard-dough stage or 1 month later. Sugar yields decreased with delay in sowing and remained fairly constant between harvests. Juice purity and stem sucrose contents rose considerably when harvesting was delayed.

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