Kansas State University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: ICRISAT (India); SADCC/ICRISAT (Zimbabwe); ICRISAT, West Africa Sahelian Center (Niger); IER/Cinzana Experiment Station (Mali); University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USDA/ARS (US)
William D. Stegmeier
The primary objective of this project is to develop pearl millet materials possessing agronomic, yield, and quality characteristics that address production constraints common to both LDC’s and the U.S. Central Great Plains.
1. To develop widely adapted, early-maturing pearl millet populations, lines, germplasms, and hybrids with: a) im-proved drought tolerance, seed size and density, seedling stand establishment characteristics, lodging resistance, and grain yields; b) insect, disease, lird, and striga resistance; and c) acceptable food quality cliaracteristics. 2. To select and evaluate materials developed in this pro-gram under a wide range of environments in developing countries,