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Report Released by Sorghum and Millet Crop Germplasm Committee

A report written by Melanie Harrison, USDA sorghum and millet curator, sums up the status and needs of the collection. According to the report, sorghum, with a total of 47,458 accessions, is the largest crop collection at the Griffin, Georgia

ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-9, 2022

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America are hosting their international meeting from November 6th to November 9th in-person in Baltimore, Maryland and with limited virtual access. 

Minutes of the Sorghum and Millet Crop Germplasm Committee – March 28

The Sorghum and Millet Crop Germplasm Committee (CGC) met on March 28, 2022, during the SICNA conference, at The Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. Chairman Hugo Cuevas convened the meeting, which included 22 members as well as additional visitors.

Recent Research

Genetic Factors Behind Sorghum Leaf Angle Show Promise for Increasing Yield

RNA seq was performed on sorghum collar tissue from different canopy levels. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were filtered and 11 candidate genes that can be leveraged to improve leaf angle.

Quicker, More Cost Effective Method for Assessing the Phenotypic Characteristics Associated with Stalk Lodging

Using a stereoscope and a semi-automated image processing algorithm, the researchers are able to produce finite element models of plant stalks in under a day with a relatively low equipment cost

Performance Prediction Through Genomic Selection in Hybrid Sorghum

Researchers study the utility of genomic selection for predicting the performance of hybrid grain sorghum, and identify an effective method that models the interaction between genotypes and the environment to optimize crop outcomes.

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