Submitted to: International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/26/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Johnson, A.W., Hanna, W.W., and Wilson, J.P. 1999. Identification of nematode resistance in pearl millet grain hybrids. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter 40:58-60.
Interpretive Summary: Not required.
Technical Abstract: Nematodes are serious pests that cause major crop losses each year. Pearl millet as a new grain crop for the U.S. has the potential to fit into crop rotation and multiple-cropping systems. In this study, hybrids were identified that did not favor buildup of nematodes. We also found that grain yield was not decreased due to nematodes in certain hybrids. The research shows that pearl millet has important potential as a new grain crop in the U.S.A.