Education & Reseach

Projects Funded

FY Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission approved $633,880 for research, market promotion and education:

  1. Sorghum Yield and Profitability Response to Water Supply and Irrigation Management
  2. Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Grain Sorghum for Enhancing Terminal Heat and Drought Stress Resilience
  3. Efficacy of Atrazine, Huskie, and Diacamba on Palmer Amaranth under Temperature Stress
  4. Evaluation of Sorghum Germplasm for Herbicide Tolerance
  5. Germplasm Screening Host-Plant Interactions and Inoculation Techniques for Sorghum Stalk Rot Diseases in Kansas
  6. Improved Genomic Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection for Cold Tolerance in Grain Sorghum
  7. Development of sorghum parental lines with enhanced drought and cold tolerance
  8. Breeding Sorghum for Improved Production and Utilization
  9. Development of a long term USDA-ARS Sorghum Breeding Presence in Kansas
  10. Sorghum Double Haploid Technology for Kansas Farmers
  11. SDH Technology: Analysis and Enhancement of Haploid Inducing Sorghum Lines
    Total Research: $572,339

Market Promotion

  1. U.S. Grains Council
  2. IGP
  3. Kansas FFA
    Total Market Promotion: $58,500

Education

  1. Sorghum Production Schools for Kansas
  2. KS Foundation for Ag in the Classroom
    Total Education: $15,041
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