Spotlight on sorghum
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Dr Magdalena Buschmann works as Product manager Sorghum international at KWS. At the station in Bernburg, she inspects the stock for lodging and disease infestation and monitors the maturity and height of the plants.
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A few weeks before harvesting the spikes are full of grains. Their color can already be seen.
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The leaves and stems of the sorghum plant have a waxy coating that allows water to be stored even during extended drought and high heat.
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Sorghum is closely related to corn in botanical terms. But in comparison, sorghum is more tolerant of dry periods and is less affected by pests.