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Drought: in Touraine, farmers cultivate sorghum, deemed "more practical"

2022-08-02T04:23:24.401Z

Farmers in Touraine have been growing sorghum for 20 years. If "it is not the miracle plant" in the face of drought, the cereal does not



It is a pretty plot of ten hectares in one piece on the plateau of Artannes-sur-Indre, near Tours (Indre-et-Loire).

Crushed by the heat, it clashes with the yellow surrounding fields.

Although cracked on the ground, Freddy Bougrier's sorghum field displays a bright green despite a few sparse rows.

“It's practical, it doesn't require any maintenance,” he rejoices.

For around twenty years, farmers in Touraine have been growing sorghum, to alternate with maize.

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Source: leparis

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