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Research Project: Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum as a Versatile Crop

Location: Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research

Title: Proceedings of the 2015 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA)

item Burow, Gloria
item JUGULAM, MITHILA - Kansas State University
item VALENTIN, KIRA - Kansas State University

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/20/2016
Publication Date: 1/25/2016
Citation: Burow, G.B., Jugulam, M., Valentin, K.E. 2016. In: Burow, G.B., Jugulam, M., Valentin. Proceedings of the 2015 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA), September 1-3, 2015, Manhattan, Kansas. p. 2-47.

Interpretive Summary: The SICNA 2015 meeting was a resounding success and offered opportunities for investigators and faculties in various fields of the sorghum research to exchange information and promote collaborative efforts to address the challenges facing the sorghum industry. Simultaneously, SICNA served as forum for graduate students to showcase their research work through oral research competitions and poster presentations. There were over than 50 poster presentations on topics ranging from sorghum genomics to weed control management.

Technical Abstract: The 2015 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) meeting was held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS from September 1-3, 2015. The meeting was attended by nearly 200 participants representing a diverse cross section of the sorghum industry including sorghum research community from both public and private sectors, producer stakeholders and commodity group leaders. SICNA 2015 was organized by the Kansas State University Department of Agronomy, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, the KSU Center for Sorghum Improvement, and with support from the Plant Stress & Germplasm Development Unit, USDA-ARS in Lubbock, TX.