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Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium

13 January 2021

Sorghum is in the spotlight on dairy farms as the third crop next to grass and maize. The results of a 2019 variety comparison are discussed in an article in V-focus.

In the Public Private Partnership Sorghum (2019-2022), funded by ZuivelNL, Dairy Fund and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the perspectives of sorghum are explored and research is conducted into the cultivation and nutritional aspects of dairy cattle.

In addition, in 2019, in collaboration with agricultural research in Belgium, seven varieties of sorghum were compared with each other on dry matter yield, starch content and in vitro digestibility. The differences in yield between the sorghum varieties were small, but large differences in the starch content were found.

This is partly caused by differences in ripening between the varieties. Read more in the article Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2019 (V-focus May 2020).

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