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K-State Today

August 15, 2011



Researchers awarded grants to study sorghum's potential for bioenergy use

By Steve Watson

Jianming Yu

A team of K-State Research and Extension agronomists has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture to study 1,000 sorghum lines for their bioenergy potential.

The lead investigator for this research is Jianming Yu, associate professor of genetics and genomics. Other researchers in the project include Tesfaye Tesso, assistant professor, sorghum breeding and genetics, and Scott Staggenborg, professor of cropping systems, along with scientists from the University of Minnesota and USDA Agricultural Research Service.