Mechanisms of Environmental Stress Resistance in Sorghum and Pearl Millet Relative to Sustainable Production Systems
University of Nebraska
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Cinzana Agronomic Research Station, IER (Mali)
This project focused on determining traits in sorghum and pearl millet that can resist environmental stresses like drought.
Define plant physiological and biochemical mechanisms involved in drought and high temperature stress resistance and identify those which may be selected or managed for improved resistance. Develop and implement practical selection techniques for genotypes with desirable physiological responses, and identify cultural methods which will improve yield or yield stability in stressful situations.