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Post-harvest management of sorghum

Post-harvest management of sorghum

Tran, Bruno and Hodges, Rick (2018) Post-harvest management of sorghum. In: Rooney, William, (ed.) Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sorghum: Volume 1: Genetics, Breeding and Production Techniques. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science (31). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 978-1786761200

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Abstract

Sorghum is an important cereal, especially in the developing world where it is a major food source in regions where other cereal crops would not withstand the harsh conditions. After summarising sorghum’s nutritional status and world production figures, this chapter presents postharvest operations: harvesting, transport, threshing, drying, cleaning, packaging and storage, then dehulling and milling. Means of storage and their management, major pests and their control as well as toxins produced by fungi are discussed. The chapter then lists the major transformations of sorghum and their end products. Quality requirements are introduced to complete the chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part 3: Sorghum production techniques - Ch. 18.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum; cereal; agro-ecology
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Postharvest Science and Technology Research Group
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 11:33
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18526

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