Feasibility of Sustaining Sugars in Sweet Sorghum Stalks During Post-Harvest Stage by Exploring Cultivars and Chemicals: A Desk Study

@article{Rao2011FeasibilityOS,
  title={Feasibility of Sustaining Sugars in Sweet Sorghum Stalks During Post-Harvest Stage by Exploring Cultivars and Chemicals: A Desk Study},
  author={P. S. Srinivasa Rao and C. Ganesh Kumar and Jayalakshmi Malapaka and A. Kamal and B. Reddy},
  journal={Sugar Tech},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={21-25}
}
In the recent years sweet sorghum is emerging as an important feedstock for bioethanol production. It was observed that total soluble sugar yield (TSSY) increases with time in the post-anthesis phase depending on the length of crop cycle. The qualitative and quantitative sugar loss of up to 50% or more occurs due to delay in harvest during post-physiological maturity stage depending on the genotype, weather and soil conditions, and the time lag between harvest and crushing of the stalks. Hence… Expand

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