Tropical Sorghum Conservation and Enhancement in Honduras and Central America
Texas A&M University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: EAP (Honduras); Mississippi State University (US)
Dan H. Meckenstock
The overall goal of this project is to improve the quality of farm families in Honduras that produce sorghum. This is accomplished through in situ conservation and enhance-
ment of local landrace sorghum populations and the development and promotion of advanced technology intended to shift sorghum production from a tradition led enterprise to a science based industry. The transfer of new sorghumtechnology is accomplished primarily through on-farm demonstrations and publications of research results and educational materials. This project began in 1981 under the project name Sorghum Improvement in Honduras and Central America.
1. Determine the resistance of 54 introduced broomcom varieties to pathotypes I and 5ofPeronosclerospora sorghi (Weston & Uppal) C.G. Shaw. 2. Determine the difference in dry matter acL iulation, crop growth rate, and net assimilation rate between an enhanced maicillo hybrid (Hi 105) and a commercial hybrid (DK 64). 3. Coordinate Inter-CRSP activities in Honduras.