This project will investigate sorghum as a low-input crop for the production of bioenergy, food and feed in California.
The project will have three broad goals:
- Identify the best sorghum varieties for the production of bioenergy, food and feed in California.
- Continue experiments to demonstrate the water use of sorghum in California.
- Use variety trial and water use data to validate the crop economic and production models, and use the models to estimate the economic viability, productivity, water and nitrogen use of sorghum under different rainfall and management regimes as well as current and future climate scenarios.