ISBN 9788181894700,Sweet Sorghum: Production, Processing And Utilization

Sweet Sorghum: Production, Processing And Utilization


J V Patil


Ibdc Publishers



Ibdc Publishers

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788181894700

ISBN-10 8181894707

Hard Back

Language (English)

Engineering measurement & calibration

Kharif season sorghum is often vulnerable and the grains gets deteriorated due to mould attack becoming red or black grains during rainy season water. Such type of sorghum grains become unfit for human consumption. This results into the loss of income from sorghum to the farmers. This problems can be overcome by developing new genotypes, that are grain mold resistant. Sweet shorghum cultivation in Kharif season is another solution over grain mold susceptible cultivation of shorghum. The information regarding production processing and utilization of sweet sorghum (scientific information) is coined in this book. We hope that these information will be helpful to farmers, industrialists, scientists well as to students in the field of agriculture.

About the Authors
Dr. U D Chavan obtained his B. Sc. and M. Sc. (Agri. in Biochemistry) degrees from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John?s Canada in 1999. He has done International training on ?Global Nutrition 2002? at Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden in 2002. He also attended follow-up International workshop on ?Global Nutrition 2002? at Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002. Dr. Chavan visited Denmark, Finland, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand, England, and U.S.A. under ?Global Nutrition 2002? Programme sponsored by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). During this programme, he worked on human nutritional diet and disorders as well as on genetically modified organisms (GMO). He has written 85 research papers and 40 popular articles. He has authored nine books in Marathi, three books in English and two book chapters in English. He has given 5 recommendations in the field of Food Processing. He also actively involved in the developement of NIAW-917 (Wheat), SPV-1546, RSV-1625 (Chitra), RSV-423 (Vasudha) and RSV-458 (Anuradha) Sorghum varieties.

Dr. J V Patil obtained his B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees (Agri. in Botany, Cytogenetics and plant breeding) from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri in 1979, 1981 and 1992 respectively. He has guided 12 students for M. Sc. (Agri.) and 5 students for Ph. D. in the discipline of Agricultural Botany. He has developed Girna (safflower), Virat, Vaibhav, Varun, Vipula, Digvijay, Rajas (chickpea), Phule Amruta, Uttara, CSV 19 SS, Chitra, CMS 1409 A/B, RSV 423, (sorghum) crop varieties during his service carrier. He also gave 5 recommendations for farming various crops on farmers field. He also developed several innovative agro techniques such as planting methods, and sprinkler method in irrigated chickpea, technique for in-situ rainwater conservation in Rabi sorghum etc.

Table of Contents
Desired Characteristics of Sweet Sorghum Cultivars
Comparative Characteristics of Sweet Sorghum and Sugarcane
Land Preparation for Sweet Sorghum Cultivation
Time for Sowing
Intercultural Operations
Irrigation Management
Maturity and Harvesting of Sweet Sorghum
Effect of planting date and variety:
Effect of Delay in Harvesting and Storage Period on Cane Yield and Juice Quality
Utilization of Sweet Sorghum as a Fodder
Cost of Cultivation of Sweet Sorghum
Crushing of Sweet Sorghum Canes for Juice Extraction
Preparation of Syrup from Sweet Sorghum Juice
Cost of Syrup and Jaggery Preparation from Sweet Sorghum
Preparation of Jaggery from Sweet Sorghum Juice
White Sugar Production from Sweet Sorghum
Malting of Sorghum
Use of Sweet Sorghum in Brewing Industry
Starch and Maltodextrin from Sorghum
Production of High Fructose Syrup from Sorghum Starch
Production of Sorbitol from Sorghum Starch
Ethanol Production from Sweet Sorghum Juice
Pilot scale Evaluation of Ethanol from the Stalk Juice of Sweet Sorghum
Evaluation of Different Yeast Strains and Sweet Sorghum Genotypes for Ethanol Production
Economics of Ethanol Production from Sweet Sorghum
Utilization of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse
Possible use of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Fiber for Paper Manufacturing
Future Lookout for Sweet Sorghum
Bio-ethanol Production
Future Lookout for Bio-ethanol Production
Biotechnology in Bio-ethanol Production
Industries and Firms