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Research Project: IDENTIFICATION OF RESISTANT SORGHUM GERMPLASM FROM THE USA AND WEST AFRICA TO LONG SMUT AND GRAIN MOLD

Location: Crop Germplasm Research

Project Number: 6202-22000-030-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2008
End Date: Aug 31, 2013

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to evaluate sorghum germplasm in several locations in Senegal and Gambia for resistance to long smut and grain mold.

Approach:
Exotic and adapted sorghum accessions will be planted in several locations in Senegal and Gambia and evaluated for disease reaction. U.S. sorghum germplasm and inoculation protocol will be provided by the ARS cooperator. Weather data will be collected from each location. Data will be analyzed, and comparison among the accessions based on maturity groupings and other agronomic traits will be recorded.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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