Sorghum Genetic Resources, Cytogenetics, and Improvement

Reddy, B V S and Ramesh, S and Sanjana Reddy, P (2006) Sorghum Genetic Resources, Cytogenetics, and Improvement. In: Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement. CRC Press, pp. 309-363. ISBN Print : 978-0-8493-1432-2 ; eBook : 978-0-203-48926-0

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is the world's fourth major cereal crop in terms of production, and fifth in acreage following wheat, rice, maize, and barley. Sorghum is mostly grown in the semiarid tropics (SAT) of the world as a subsistence dry-land crop by resource-limited farmers under traditional management conditions, thereby recording low productivity compared to the U.S. and Mexico. India grows the largest acreage of sorghum in the world, followed by Nigeria and Sudan, and produces the second largest tonnage after the U.S., with Nigeria being the third largest producer. In most of the regions of India, it is cultivated both as a rainy- and postrainy-season crop.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum, Genetics, Cytogenetics,
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 08:39
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 08:45
Acknowledgement: A financial grant from Suri Sehgal Foundation, India, in partial support of this work and encouragement received from Dr. c.L.L. Gowda, Global Theme Leader, Crop Improvement, ICRISAT, to carry out this work are gratefully acknowledged. We are indebted to Dr. Sally Dillon, Australian Tropical Crops and Forages Collection, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia, for his critical review and editing of the manuscript and providing invaluable suggestions and comments to improve the quality of the manusript.
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