University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Agricultural Research Center (Sudan); INRAN (Niger); ICRISAT (India); Mexican National Sorghum Program, Nuevo Leon University, Graduate College, Chapingo (Mexico); Kansas State University, DeKalb-Pfizer, NC+, Pioneer (US)
Jerry D. Eastin
This project seeks to develop stress resistant and water responsive sorghum genotypes.
1. Develop and apply practical sorghum stress screening in the U.S. and LDC's. 2. Continue sterilization of new stress resistant B lines and produce new hybrids. 3. Continue cool night temperature water-conserving cultural practice research in western Nebraska. 4. Continue cultural practice/cropping system/physiological!/ research in Niger, Sudan and western Kansas. 5. Develop canopy photosynthesis/transpiration/water use efficiency (WUE) measurement techniques. 6. Cooperate on USDA/OICD Dryland Agriculture projects in India