Sorghum Checkoff, ARS team up to enhance genetics

2013-07-23T12:50:00Z Sorghum Checkoff, ARS team up to enhance genetics Midwest Producer
July 23, 2013 12:50 pm

The Sorghum Checkoff will fund a five-year, $1.21 million project with the USDA Agricultural Research Service station in Lubbock, Texas, that will continue and expand research ARS has conducted on cold and drought tolerance and the identification of unique genetics.

The project will seek to continue drought and cold tolerance research, while also working to develop and mark key genes in sorghum, such as Tri-Seed. The effort will be led by Lubbock USDA-ARS Laboratory Director John Burke.

"Dr. Burke and his team have become leaders in public sorghum research, working intimately with private industry and other public institutions to release game changing genetics to the sorghum industry," said Stewart Weaver, Sorghum Checkoff chairman and sorghum grower from Edmondson, Ark.

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