GEJWM1   1500  -  0 
GEJWM2   1340  -  0 
GEJWM3   1480  -  0 
GEJWM4   1380  -  0 
GEJYM2   1340  -  0 
GEJYM3   1400  -  0 
GKUWM1   1480  -  0 
GKUWM2   1440  -  0 
GKUWM3   1250  -  0 
GKUWM4   1210  -  0 
GKUYM1   1480  -  0 
GKUYM4   1350  -  0 
GSAWM1   1340  -  0 
GSAWM2   1340  -  0 
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GTAYM1   1480  -  0 
GTAYM2   1350  -  0 
GTUYM1   1400  -  0 
GWAWM1   1340  -  0 
GWAWM2   1340  -  0 
GWAWM3   1400  -  0 
GWAYM1   1479  -  0 
GWAYM2   1340  -  0 
GWAYSB1   2400  -  0 
GWEWM1   1450  -  0 
GWEWM2   1437  -  0 
GWEYM1   1400  -  0 
GWEYM2   1350  -  0 
GTAYSB1   1800  -  0 
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SORGHUM

 

 

Sorghum is a cereal grain which grows on long stalks in a similar manner to corn, that originated in Africa and is now cultivated widely in tropical and subtropical regions across the world. The crop is grown for both domestic consumption and as a cash crop. Sorghum has a wide range of uses, which include human food, animal feed, and the production of alcoholic beverages, and biofuels. Nutritionists categorize sorghum as very healthy, as it is rich with essential nutrients that are significant in the body. Given its nutritional and increasing commercial value, many regions around the world are involved in the large scale production of the crop.

Sorghum grows in a wide range of temperatures, high altitudes, and toxic soils, and can recover growth after some drought. It is one of the most drought-resistant crops because it has a very large root-to-leaf surface area ratio, its leaves roll to lessen water loss by transpiration during droughts, it goes into dormancy rather than dying during droughts, its leaves are protected by a waxy cuticle, and it uses only a third of the amount of water that C3 plants require due to its use of carbon fixation.

Sorghum together with millet and more recently maize is a fundamental crop for North-East Ghana farming systems. It is mainly cultivated by small farmers with average land holdings not greater than 2 hectares. Of the cereal crops grown in Ghana, sorghum ranks third in terms of production value, after maize and rice, with a share of 12% on total cereal production value.


Sorghum Contract