Naturalized fodder sorghums in Queensland and their role in shattering in grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)

Simon, B.K.

Queensland Journal of Agricultural & Animal Sciences 36(1): 71-86


To understand the nature of shattering off-types of S. bicolor in grain sorghum crops in Queensland, the taxonomy of the related naturalized fodder sorghums is outlined, and the possible role of these species in the evolution of shattering off-types is discussed. The species concerned are S. halepense, S. almum, S. verticilliflorum, S. sudanense, S. miliaceum and S. brevicarinatum.