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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.

Job Opening – Postdoctoral Fellow at Kansas State University – Molecular Breeding program

The Molecular Breeding program at Kansas State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform field research including genetic analysis, trait phenotyping, and soil science.

Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase on May 30 – June 9

The Plant Breeding Innovation Showcase will take place virtually from May 30th to June 9th, 2022. The conference will focus on the latest research and technology in the field of plant breeding.

Post-Doc Position in Plant Genetics – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The USDA – Agricultural Research Service is looking for a Post – Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Genetics in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

What’s coming in SorghumBase Release 4?

SorghumBase release 4 is expected in May 2022. This release will feature the addition of the poplar genome (Populus trichocarpa), also known as black cottonwood, Western balsam or California poplar. Poplar is a deciduous broadleaf tree species native to western

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