Soils And Climate


  • The various soil types viz., vertisols, entisols, inceptisols or alfisols are suitable for growing sorghum.
  • Vertisols with better cation exchange capacity, higher nutrient status and water retention support good crop.
  • The crop is grown successfully on soil with pH ranging from 5.5 to 8.5. It tolerates salinity and alkalinity.
  • Under good climatic conditions, sorghum does best on deep fertile soils. It is adapted to poor soils and can grow well on soils where many other crops would fail.


  • Sorghum is a warm season crop and withstands heat better than most other crops, but extremely high temperatures may reduce grain yield.
  • The crop is well suited to semi arid conditions.