Evaluation of medium maturity, high-tillering Pearl Millet population diallel in Niger

Haussmann, B I G and Boureima, S S and Bidinger, F R (2006) Evaluation of medium maturity, high-tillering Pearl Millet population diallel in Niger. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter, 47. pp. 117-119.

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Abstract

Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] is the most important staple crop of millions of people in the semiarid and arid regions of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In 1998, ICRISAT pearl millet scientists in southern and western Africa and India initiated global pearl millet diallel crosses with the aim of promoting systematic diversification of elite regional germplasm (Bidinger et al. 2000). The project produced trait-based sets of diallel crosses among elite landrace and breeding materials from each of the three major pearl millet-growing regions. This study evaluates the potential of the medium-maturity, hightillering population diallel as new source material for use in breeding programs in the Sahelian zone of West Africa, especially Niger.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2011 11:09
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 12:07
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1132
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