Sorghum: Production, Processing, Marketing and Utilization

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Sorghum: Production, Processing, Marketing and Utilization

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors are very much indebted to the management of NAERLS, ABU Zaria providing support and the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) for their logistic support in the production of this bulletin. We also wish to acknowledge Dr. D. I. Agekpe, Head of Seed Unit, IAR for providing useful information in the production of the bulletin.

Authors Y. A. Sani, M. M. jaliya, M. U. Makeri, S. I. Sunusi and A. A. Yari.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 1 Inputs .......................................................................................................................................1 Table1. Improved sorghum varieties........ ...............................................................................3 Seed sources.............................................................................................................................3 CHAPTER TWO PRODUCTION Cultural Practices .....................................................................................................................4 Recommended herbicides........................................................................................................6 Crop Protection.........................................................................................................................7 Major diseases and their methods of control ..........................................................................7 Minor diseases........................................................................................................................10 Major Insects pest and their methods of control....................................................................11 Insect pest of minor importance.............................................................................................14 Economy of sorghum production………………………………………….……………………………………………14 CHAPTER THREE Processing and Utilization………………………………………………………………...….15 Sorghum Processing Technology.............................................................................................15 Small Scale Dry milling of Sorghum.......................................................................................15 Large scale Milling...................................................................................................................16 Wet-Milling..............................................................................................................................16 CHAPTER FOUR MARKETING OF SORGHUM IN NIGERIA Introduction............................................................................................................................18 Buying and selling of sorghum................................................................................................18 3

Cleaning..................................................................................................................................18 Quality criteria for sorghum…………………….....................................................................18 General standard for export......................................................................................................19 Packaging.................................................................................................................................19 Storage......................................................................................................................................19 Transportation..........................................................................................................................20 Wholesaling.............................................................................................................................20 CHAPTER FIVE Utilization of Sorghum and Sorghum...
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