University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Texas A&M University (US); Institut d' Economie Rurale (Mali); Maradi Research Station, INRAN (Niger)
Jerry W. Maranville
Experiments were conducted in Mali and Niger to determine nitrogen response of sorghums and pearl millets in several
1. Identify sorghum and pearl millet genotypes which are superior in nutrient (primarily nitrogen) 2. Determine the physiological and morphological mechanisms which allow genotypes to be nutrient efficient. 3. Quantify the effects of environment on genetic response at different soil fertilities (primarily nitrogen). 4. Determine optimum nitrogen and phosphorus management practices for arid and semiarid environments. 5. Provide long and short term training experiences for students and scientists of collaborating institutions, as well as certain technical expertise for collaborative efforts related to overall INTSORMIL objectives.