CLEMSON, S.C. — Sorghum is a drought-tolerant crop suitable for growing in South Carolina. Although it can survive well under adverse conditions, nitrogen (N) insufficiency and water stress can reduce sorghum grain yield. This publication summarizes how the negative impacts of water stress and N insufficiency can be mitigated with supplemental irrigation (SI) and N fertilization.
Potential shifts in precipitation patterns due to climate change could alter how crops fulfill water requirements, reduce water availability and crop productivity, and increase the costs of water access across the agricultural landscape. Adopting alternative crops with lower water requirements and increased crop yield per unit of water applied is important for agricultural sustainability …
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–Clemson Land-Grant Press