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Research Project: Areawide Pest Management of the Invasive Sugarcane Aphid in Grain Sorghum – Resistant Sorghum Field Trials

Location: Wheat, Peanut, and Other Field Crops Research

Project Number: 3072-22000-016-24-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2016
End Date: Sep 15, 2021

The objective of this project is to test sugarcane aphid (SCA) resistant elite germplasm lines and varieties in replicated field trials in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas.

We have discovered new sources of resistance to sugarcane aphid (SCA) and will continue to screen germplasm collections for additional resistance sources. Desirable genotypes with the best combinations of target traits will be identified, selected, and tested. We will produce new genetically improved sorghum germplasm with durable resistance to SCA. SCA resistant germplasm and other known resistant lines and varieties will be field tested in replicated trials at several geographic locations and subjected to sugarcane aphid infestation. The best performing lines and varieties will be determined from these trials, and transferred to public and private plant breeding programs.