Performance of selected grain sorghum genotypes for improved food security and livelihoods

Muturi, P W and Rubaihayo, P and Mgonja, M and Kyamanywa, S and Sharma, H C (2012) Performance of selected grain sorghum genotypes for improved food security and livelihoods. In: 3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference, , 24-28 September, Entebbe, Uganda .

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Sorghum is a useful cereal crop cultivated by numerous resource poor farmers in semi arid regions. The crop is indigenous thus well adapted to various environments in Kenya. Sorghum performs better than other cereal staples particularly maize especially during extended dry periods. Experiments to determine the performance of different sorghum genotypes were conducted. Results showed that grain yield varied significantly (Pd”0.01) among the genotypes evaluated. The best four ranked performers in decreasing order were Kari-mtama 1, IESV 930 SH, IS 27329 and Seredo.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 05:04
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2013 05:04
Acknowledgement: Financial support from Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement (HOPE) Project under International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is greatly appreciated. Authors are also thankful for technical assistance provided by Mr J. Kibuka, P. Sheunda and J. Ombaki at KARI Kiboko
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