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Research Project: ARS-KSU Cooperative Project on Evaluation of Sorghum Hybrid Lines Derived from ARS Lubbock Populations for Early Season Performance

Location: Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research

Project Number: 3096-21000-021-07-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 17, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2021

Objective:
1. To develop new sorghum lines with superior early season cold tolerance, and improved hybrid yield. 2. To select and advance sorghum hybrids derived from multi parent RIL mapping populations – during early season cropping period.

Approach:
1. Grow 300 entries of sorghum hybrids and parents in 15’ X 40” plots at CSRL field station, double rows. The experiments will be set up using augmented design. 2. The entries will be evaluated at 30-40 days after planting for field germination and vigor. 3. Entries will be grown to maturity; for each entry 10 plants will bagged with blue nylon bags to deter bird feeding. 4. Evaluation of agronomic (plant height, uniformity, flowering/maturity dates) and harvest parameters including yield/plant and yield per plot will be conducted. 5. Harvest of bagged heads is estimated by late August 2020. 6. Collaborative analysis of data and selection of superior hybrids for public release.