Global sorghum Genetic enhancement processes at ICRISAT

Reddy, B V S and Rao, P and Deb, U K and Stenhouse, J W and Ramaiah, B and Ortiz, R (2004) Global sorghum Genetic enhancement processes at ICRISAT. In: Sorghum genetic enhancement: research process, dissemination and impacts. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, pp. 64-101.

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The global production of sorghum in 2003 is about 59 million t with an average productivity of 1.34 t ha-1 (FAO Despite advances in breeding improved cultivars, productivity has increased only marginally. Productivity recorded at research stations in African countries and in India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand in Asia was 3.5-4.0 t ha-1 in the rainy season. In China, it is about 12 t ha-1 at research stations but only 0.8-2.5 t ha-1 in farmers’ fields. This productivity gap of about 9-11 t ha-1 remains a challenge for agricultural scientists and extension specialists to bridge. Several biotic and abiotic stresses account for this gap.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 11:00
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 11:00

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