ENHANCEMENT OF COLD TOLERANCE IN SORGHUMS
Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research
2012 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
1. To characterize selected germplasm lines of sorghum for response to cold stress at early season and at other specified stages of development.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Establish replicated field trial of sorghum lines in various locations to estimate genotype by environment interaction.
For 2011-2012, the cooperator successfully evaluated 228 F7 RILs from the BTx623 x PI 567946 (Hong Ke Zi) population for early season cold stress for one season at the Western Agricultural Research Center Farm, Rapid City, South Dakota.
This specific cooperative agreement is complementary to the research objective #2 (sub-objective 2C) of the parent project 6208-21000-017-00D by expanding the scope of the research to include genotype by environment analysis of sorghum inbred lines and promoting collaboration with university research partners.