Published July 29, 2020 | Version v1
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Silage sorghum, an alternative to silage maize



Forage production of silage maize becomes increasingly challenging due to soil quality degradation, increasing pressure of diseases and pests, legal limitations in N and P-fertilization rate, higher chances of drought and excessive water due to climate change.


Silage sorghum deeper roots allow for a better drought tolerance and soil carbon increase. Silage sorghum tolerates less fertiliser and is less susceptible to pests and diseases than maize.


Growing forage crops with varying drought stress tolerance in parallel increases resilience to weather extremes.


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DiverIMPACTS – Diversification through Rotation, Intercropping, Multiple cropping, Promoted with Actors and value-Chains Towards Sustainability 727482
European Commission