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)

English Name

Botanical Name

Chromosome Number (2n)

Pollination Type

Sorghum
Sorghum  bicolor  L.
20
10% cross

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