THE SORGHUM CONVERSION PROGRAM

The Sorghum Conversion Program (SCP), a joint venture by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES) and the Tropical Agriculture Research Station (TARS), USDA, ARS, S&E, has provided new sorghum germplasra sources from the world collection, converting tall, late, or photoperiod sensitive sorghums from the tropics into short, early, photoperiod insensitive strains. At present there are 1,319 items in the SCP of which 423 have been fully converted. The SCP provides excellent material for breeding programs to improve traits such as disease and insect resistance, drought tolerance, sterility, yield, grain quality and others. Since there still exist numerous sorghums not yet studied, it is expected that the SCP will continue to make significant worldwide contributions as new desirable genes from different sorghum sources are identified.


Issue Date:
Sep 11 1983
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
8




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