Designing a sorghum genetic improvement program

Reddy, B V S and Ashok Kumar, A and Sanjana Reddy, P (2008) Designing a sorghum genetic improvement program. In: Sorghum Improvement in the New Millennium. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India, Patancheru, Andhra Pradessh, pp. 31-49. ISBN 978-92-9066-512-0

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For ages farmers have exercised selection through saving and carrying forward the grain from healthy plants as seed for sowing the next crop. Plant breeders further augmented/enhanced the crop productivity, thus mediating directed evolution. The art of plant breeding lies in the breeder’s skills in observing plants with unique economic, environmental, nutritional and aesthetic characteristics. In this article, we briefl y describe various factors that need to be considered in launching a crop improvement program with emphasis on sorghum.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 05:08
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 05:44
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