Determination of HCN Content in Some Silage Sorghum Genotypes

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  • Mehmet ÖTEN


Sorghum genotypes; Breeding criteria; HCN content


The aim of the study was to determinate that hydrocyanic acid (HCN) content. The experiment was carried out at Field Crop Department of Bati Akdeniz Agricultural Research Institute, in Antalya, in Turkey in 2017. The experiment was consisted of forty two genotypes of silage
sorghum. The study was laid out in a randomized plot design with three replications. After harvesting, the seed samples were analyzed to determine the amount of HCN. The collected data were analyzed and the means were done multiple range tests at 1% level of probability by
Duncan’s. Among the genotypes, showed significantly differences with regard to HCN content. The HCN ratio in sorghum genotypes were varied between 8.2 and 54.4. The highest HCN content were detected in 3, 17, 111, 157, 168 and 214 genotypes. As a result of the trial, it can be said that the HCN content may be used breeding criteria.




How to Cite

ÖTEN, M. (2019). Determination of HCN Content in Some Silage Sorghum Genotypes. International Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, 1(2), 108–111. Retrieved from



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