Submitted to: International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/9/2004
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Citation: Dahlberg, J.A. and Spinks, M., 2003. Registration of Sorghum Cultivars Germplasm stock and parental lines in the United States from 1936 through 2003. Int'l Sorghum & Millets Newsletter, 44:32-56 Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The United States began registering cultivars in 1926, followed by parental lines and elite germplasm in 1966, genetic stocks in 1988 and mapping populations in 2000. Since 1936, the United States has registered 1197 sorghums, broomcorns, sudangrasses, and other sorghum grasses either as cultivars, germplasm, genetic stocks, or parental lines. A group of tables provides reference material to help those requesting sorghums, reviewing cultivar names for duplication, and for general knowledge.