Jowar (Sorghum)


  • Jowar (sorghum) is one of the most important cereal crops in the world and is one of the four major food grains of our country.
  • Jowar is the most important crop in Maharashtra occupying the highest area of 55 lakh hectares with 36 per cent of the total cropped area under this crop.
  • Sorghum is a genus of numerous species of grasses, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are used as fodder plants either cultivated or as part of pasture.
  • Sorghum is called various names in different places in the world. In Western Africa, it is called great millet, kafir corn or guinea corn, which represents a connection with corn or millet. It is called jowar in India, kaolian in China and milo in Spain.
  • Jowar is grown both in Kharif and Rabi seasons.
    Unlike sugarcane, which is a tropical plant, sweet sorghum can be cultivated in nearly all temperate and tropical climatic areas.
  • Sweet sorghum can be sown during June, coinciding with the south-west monsoon, September October during north east monsoon with a rainfall of 500-600 mm well distributed across the growing period and also during summer with assured irrigation.
  • A plough or tined implement can be used for primary cultivation of Sorghum. Ploughing is, however, not recommended for sandy soils.
  • The United States is the world's largest producer of grain sorghum followed by India, Nigeria, and Mexico. It is a leading cereal grain produced in Africa and is an important food source in India.
  • Most sorghum growers tell us stripping the cane prior to cutting results in higher yields of syrup - as much as thirty gallons per acre.
  • The productivity of Sweet Sorghum largely depends on many parameters: climatic condition (temperature, precipitation), soil quality, variety of Sweet Sorghum, agronomic practice.
  • Sorghum syrup made from cane sorghum is made by squeezing the juice from the cane and cooking off the excess water to obtain a sweet, sticky syrup - a delicacy in many parts of the country.
  • A total of 22 sweet sorghum accessions were tested for three years to identify the most promising ones for ethanol production.
  • Wet-milling process was devised to isolate readily accessible starch from grain sorghum.
  • Malting Process of Sorghum is for the brewing of traditional beer.
  • Sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is the only crop that provides grain and stem that can be used for sugar, alcohol, syrup, jaggery, fodder, fuel, bedding, roofing, fencing, paper and chewing.
  • Sweet sorghums have also been widely used for the production of forage and silage for animal feed.
  • About sorghum
  • Pearlywhite Jowar Variety—Sweta
  • About white sorghum
  • Grain sorghum
  • Sorghum Development and Key Growth Stages


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  • Company from Australia
  • Company from Nairobi
  • Company from Kansas


  • Consultant from London
  • Consultant from United kingdom
  • Consultant from California
  • Consultant from UK
  • Consultants list


  • Evaluation of Corn and Sorghum Distillers Byproducts
  • The Economics of Ethanol from Sweet Sorghum Using the MixAlco Process
  • Flow analysis for a sorghum brewing fermentation process
  • Control of microbial proliferation on sorghum during malting
  • Low-Input Wet-Milling of Grain Sorghum for Readily Accessible Starch and Animal Feed
  • Processing sweet sorghum for syrup
  • Food processing of sorghum


  • Suppliers of Sorghum
  • Exporters of sorghum
  • Manufacturers of sorghum
  • Sorghum exporters
  • Sellingleads of sorghum
  • Tradeleads of sorghum
  • Sorghum suppliers

Machinery Supplier

  • Machinery Supplier of Sorghum
  • Equipment used by the farmers
  • Milling machine suppliers
  • Agriculture Equipments suppliers
  • Grain machinery suppliers


  • Buyers list of Jowar (Sorghum)


  • Designing sorghum as a dedicated bioenergy crop
  • Sorghum cultivation
  • Post harvest profile of jowar
  • Syrup Sorghums for Texas
  • Jowar flakes
  • Sorghum-Sudangrass Hybrids

Application & Product

  • Sorghum and Switchgrass in Biomass Ethanol Production
  • Liquid solutions in sorghum
  • Sensitivity to Sorghum Vulgare Pollens in Allergic Bronchial Asthma
  • Bread making with malted and fermented sorghum
  • Sweet sorghum R&D
  • Mycorrhizal symbiosis and response of sorghum plants to combined drought and salinity stresses
  • Commerical products of sorghum
  • White Sorghum Syrup


  • Sweet Sorghum Production Technologies
  • Sweet Sorghum Productivity
  • Production and Yield of Jowar
  • Sorghum grain as human food in Africa
  • Growing sweet sorghum for syrup
  • Arkansas corn and grain sorghum promotion board



  • Large bio-ethanol project from Sweet Sorghum in China and Italy
  • Bio-energy project
  • Integrated management of Striga hermonthica in sorghum
  • Jowar flakes
  • Assessing potential for small scale sweetner
  • Evaluation of Grain Sorghum as a Predator Source for Biological Pest Control in Texas Agroecosystems


  • Agrobacterium mediated transformation of sorghum
  • Sorghum meal-based biodegradable formulations
  • Method for increasing sugar content in sugarcane and sorghum
  • Solidified product from sorghum
  • Artificial tanning composition comprising Sorghum extracts


  • Grain sorghum quality study
  • Codex standard for sorghum flour
  • United States Standards for Sorghum
  • Sorghum insect management
  • Quality Assessment of Different Sorghum Varieties for Their Brewing Potential

Properties & Functions

  • Sorghum and millet phenols and antioxidants
  • Some Physical Properties of Samaru Sorghum 17 Grains
  • The Effect of Molasses Levels on Quality of Sorghum Silage
  • Shear Thinning Properties of Sorghum Starch
  • Evaluation of the In Vitro Solubility of Zinc from Sorghum Thick Porridges Prepared by Households in Benin


  • Genetic Variability of Sorghum Charcoal Rot Pathogen Assessed by Random DNA Markers
  • Objective Yield Techniques for Estimating Grain Sorghum Yields
  • Presence of the Cyanogenic Glucoside Dhurrin in Isolated Vacuoles from Sorghum
  • Antibody and nucleic acid probe-based techniques for detection of sugarcane streak mosaic virus causing mosaic disease of sugarcane in India
  • Rapid Iodine Staining Techniques for Identifying the Waxy Phenotype in Sorghum Grain and Waxy Genotype in Sorghum Pollen


  • Seasonal Crop Outlook Sorghum

  • Jowar in India
  • International market prices
  • The Mexican Market for U.S. Sorghum
  • Sorghum prices respond to EU demand
  • Market Assessment of Tennessee Sweet Sorghum


  • Sorghum Lager and Stout Beer
  • Africa to fight malnutrition with biofortified sorghum
  • Field Demonstration Site Summary
  • All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project
  • Sorghum Breeder Seed Production Report