New Strain of Pearl Millet

Durham, S. (2003) New Strain of Pearl Millet. Agricultural Research, 51 (2). p. 19.

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Though pearl millet, a grain crop native to western Africa, is grown in the United States for forage, there is no established grain market for it. But research undertaken by geneticist Wayne Hanna and plant pathologist Jeff Wilson of ARS' Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit in Tifton, Georgia, may help create such a market. The hot and sometimes arid summers of the southeastern United States can pose problems for growers of other crops. But pearl millet, native to the southern fringes of the Sahara Desert, thrives under these conditions. In Africa, it grows 10 feet tall and is a difficult crop to handle by U.S. standards. Hanna and Wilson developed a new strain that grows only 4 feet tall, flowers earlier at 45 to 48

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: ARS (USA)
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 09:04
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