The Sorghum Checkoff announcing a new research initiative.
The Lubbock, TX based program will fund a five-year, $1.2 million project with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. The project will continue and expand research ARS has conducted on sorghum cold and drought tolerance and the identification of unique sorghum 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 laboratory director, John Burke. Burke was featured as one of our patriotic producers, and we certainly appreciate the hard work he does with all crop research.
New and improved commercial seed versions of all crops are necessary to continue to improve agricultural efficiency as the world population increases.