Biophysical yield and juice quality in sweet sorghum genotypes
V.H. ASHVATHAMA, S.G. GOLLAGI1*AND S.S. RAO2
Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
In sweet sorghum genotypes, rates of photosynthesis and transpiration , fresh cane weight differed significantly. The high yielding
genotypes possessed higher rate of photosynthesis and transpiration. Juice parameters such as extraction percentage, brix, non-reducing
sugars, total sugars and enzyme activity also differed among the genotypes. Fresh cane weight and brix were more in high yielding genotypes.
There was a positive correlation between fresh cane weight and total sugars, non-reducing sugars and invertase enzyme activity. Photosynthesis
rate had positive correlation with transpiration.