TAP­PING SORGHUM’S GE­NETIC PO­TEN­TIAL

Agriculture - - Research - BY DEN­NIS O’BRIEN

SORGHUM offers some­thing for just about ev­ery­one. For health-con­scious con­sumers, it’s a good source of fiber and an­tiox­i­dants and is gluten free. For grow­ers, it’s pro­duc­tive un­der heat and drought and can thrive in soils where most other ce­real grains can’t. And for his­to­ri­ans, Ben­jamin Franklin is cred­ited with suc­cess­fully in­tro­duc­ing sorghum to the United States in 1757.

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