Development and Enhancement of Sorghum Germplasm with Sustained Tolerance to Biotic and Abiotic Stress
This project sought to enhance sorghum germplasm’s resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
1. Study the inheritance of traits associated with resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses in sorghum and/or millets. 2. Elucidate mechanisms of resistance to these stresses in sorghum and/or millets. 3. Evaluate and adapt new biotechnological techniques and approaches in addressing sorghum and millet conGermplasm Enhancement and Conservation 58straints for which conventional approaches have not been successful
Through this project researchers learned more about the inheritance and individual mechanisms fo resistance to grain mold and tolerance to drough. A number of lines, populations, and hybrids will be made available for public release and distribution. Several seed parents were developed and scheduled for release in the US seed industry in 2002. Improved hybrigs and varities developed in this project haev been distributed for testing at various locations in collaboration with a number of NARS.