1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
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 and conduct replicated screening of sorghum lines for disease reactions to various seedling pathogens of sorghum.
Evaluation of the B623*HKZ RI lines response to seedling pathogen Phytium aphanidermatum indicated a wide range of resistance/susceptibility reactions was completed. Identification of 12 top cold-tolerant RI lines with resistance to Phytium aphanidermatum was accomplished.