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


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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