Sorghum

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) belonging to family Graminae, locally known as jawar and is grown as a fodder crop in Pakistan. It is multi-use cereal; contain grains, forage and sweet types. It is dual purpose crop of kharif season.Sorghum is a warm-season, short-day annual grass.

Fodder Research Institute, Sargodha

Kharif Fodders (Summer)

Sr. #

Variety

Year of Release

Sowing Time

Yield Potential Monds/ Acre

Recommended Area

Salient Features

01
JS-263

1968

For Fodder=March to Aug

For Seed= July

506

Sargodha, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, R.Y.Khan, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Leyyah, Bhakkar, Attock, Jehlum, Rwalpindi, Gujrat, Gujranwala

  • It is high fodder yielding, sweet and dual purpose variety
  • Its fodder yield potential is 50 t/ha
  Hegari 1975

For Fodder=March to Aug

For Seed= July

556.68 Sargodha, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, R.Y.Khan, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Leyyah, Bhakkar, Attock, Jehlum, Rwalpindi, Gujrat, Gujranwala
  • It is tall, sweet, late maturing, high yielder and dual purpose
  • It gives 55 t/ha green fodder yield

Maize & Millets Research Institute, Yusafwala, Sahiwal

Sorghum Varities

PAK-SS-II
1976
3168
1651
Medium
-
110-115
Creamy
YSS-98
1999
5039
2688
Medium
-
130-140
Creamy

Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal

Name of Variety

Salient Features

Chakwal Sorghum Released in 2013, Tall thick stem, more juicy with TSS 12.5%, medium duration, high green fodder yield with low water requirements, tolerant to insects, pests and diseases, large and compact panicle with straight peduncle, grain color white