Kansas State University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: ICRISAT (India), SADCC/ICRISAT (Zimambwe); CNRA, Institute Senegalais de la Recherche Agronomique (Senegal); Mississippi State University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Tissue Culture for Crops Project, Purdue University, Texas A&M University (US)
W.D. Stegmeier; Bahraq Khaleeq
Through collaboration with partners this project focused on improving drought tolerance, seed size and density, seedling stand establishment, lodging resistance, and grain yield of pearl millet.
To develop widely adapted, early-maturing pearl millet populations, lines, germplasms, and hybrids with: a) improved drought tolerance, seed size and density, seedling stand establishment, lodging resistance, and grain yield; b) insect, disease, bird and Striga resistance; and c) acceptable food quality characteristics, To select and evaluate materials developed in this program under a wide range of environments and farming systems in the developing countries.