EVALUATION OF SUGAR CONTENT IN STEM JUICE FROM SWEET SORGHUM HYBRIDS GROWN IN SOUTH WEST OF ROMANIA

Authors

  • C. BABEANU
  • G. MATEI
  • A. M. DODOCIOIU

Abstract

Sweet sorghum is one of the most important agricultural sources used for generation of biomass that can be further processed and converted relatively easily into a fuel type of bioethanol, synthesis gas, vegetable protein, feed for livestock or green manure.Sweet sorghum belongs to C4 species group whose photosynthetic efficiency is high. Due the fact that the economic importance of sweet sorghum is determined by the high content of fermentable sugar the purpose of this paper is to establish, in comparison, the juice content of a three sweet sorghum hybrids in order to select the most valuable genotype for production.For achieving this goal on the experimented hybrids was determinate the total content of soluble solids, reducing sugar content and total sugar content. The results obtained show that the all hybrids have a high soluble solid content. Total sugar varied between 14.02% and 15.87% and from these a higher percent of 67.74% to 79.43% is represented by non-reducing sugar.The study put into the light the agronomic qualities of sweet sorghum hybrid Porumbeni 4 which proved to be the most promising hybrid with the highest sugar and biomass production.

 

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Published

2018-08-07

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management