International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL CRSP)

 

Date of this Version

11-9-2012

Document Type

Article

Citation

INTSORMIL, November 9, 2012.

Abstract

Scientists from the INTSORMIL-CENTA project based at the National Center for Agricultural Technology and Forestry (CENTA) of El Salvador have worked for five years to develop varieties of sorghum for grain and forage that are highly nutritious to cattle. Using the gene bmr-12, received from Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Purdue University, they combined commercial varieties CENTA S-2, S-3 CENTA, CENTA RCV and VG 146 and were able to form new varieties containing this same gene. The first generation created 76 new varieties.