University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Department of Agricultural Research (Botswana); SADCC/ICRISAT (Zimbabwe); CNRA (Senegal); ICRISAT (India); Texas A&M University (US)
David J. Andrews
A principal aim of this project is to introduce and utilize newly bred high yielding tropical food quality sorghums which have so far not been widely used in U.S. breeding programs. Utilization will be mainly through selection of progeny from crosses with superior U.S. lines. Conversely, through the same crosses,
high yield traits from U.S. sorghums are made available for selection in developing countries. Appropriate parts of this variability in early generations will be used to support
breeding projects in developing countries, and in the U.S. to develop new varieties and parental lines.
This project works principally with the breeding programs in Senegal and Botswana (but has also provided material in 1991 to India, Mexico, South Africa, and Zimbabwe), es well as in the Midwest of the U.S.