Sorghum breeding research at ICRISAT - goals, strategies, methods and accomplishments

Reddy, B V S and Ramesh, S and Reddy, P S (2004) Sorghum breeding research at ICRISAT - goals, strategies, methods and accomplishments. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter, 45. pp. 5-12.

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Abstract

Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, Lubbock, USA, International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter 45:5-12. This paper covers goals, strategies and methods for sorghum breeding and improvement. Some improved sorghum cultivars and elite hybrid parents with resistance to Striga sp., grain mould, shoot fly (Atherigona soccata), stem borer (Chilo partellus) and midge (Stenodiplosis sorghicola), and soil mineral toxicity are described. Improved sweet-stalked and forage sorghum are also described. The adoption and impact of improved sorghum cultivars along with the natural resources management technologies, as well as the cost:benefit ratio of improved sorghum cultivar production are discussed. Innovations in science, technology sharing, publications and capacity building that would improve the efficiency of sorghum improvement programmes are presented.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2011 13:47
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2011 13:47
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1292
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