Mississippi State University
El Alcaravan Foundation (Colombia) Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: ICA, FEDFARROZ, Arauca Project, FENACLE (Colombia); CNPMS/EMBRAPA, EUP-PI (Brazil); CENIAP-FONAIAP (Venezuela); IICA (Peru); University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, North Carolina State University (US)
Lynn M. Gourley (US); Guillermo Munoz (Colombia)
This project focused on developing sustainable minimum-input technology strategies for the evaluation of sorghum and pearl millet germplasm for tolerance to aluminum (Al) and manganese (Mn) toxicities, and low phosphorus (P) availability.
1. To develop sustainable minimum-input technology strategies for the evaluation of sorghum and pearl millet germplasm for tolerance to aluminum (Al) and manganese (Mn) toxicities, and low phosphorus (P) availability. 2. To incorporate sources of tolerance to Al and Mn toxicities, and low P availability into elite U.S. and tropical sorghum genotypes. 3. To establish a regional network for the development and exchange of sorghum and pearl millet germplasm with tolerance to tropical acid soils with phytotoxic levels of aluminum among national programs in Latin America. 4. To train and assist Latin American scientists in the use of effective breeding and screening methods for the adaptation of sorghum and pearl millet to acid soils. 5. To assist other INTSORMIL PI's in the conduct of research in Colombia.