Texas Study Highlights Benefits of Bioenergy Sorghum

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists published a study on bioenergy sorghum hybrids that shows they can capture and sequester significant amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide in soil. Specifically, the study revealed that an acre planted with a bioenergy sorghum hybrid accumulates about 3.1 tons of dry root biomass. In addition, a press release notes that bioenergy sorghum’s 6.5-feet deep root system can reach water and nutrients that other annual crops don’t. Researchers suggest the crop can help manage fertilizer runoff from other annuals in a crop rotation.