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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet

Technology Catalog

By strategically focusing its efforts on research for development, the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab aims to develop innovative technologies specifically targeted at key issues and pinch points along the sorghum and millet value chains. 

Technologies made available for scaling through Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab investment include:

PEARL MILLET

SORGHUM


PEARL MILLET SEEDBALLS

Seed balls

CROP:Pearl millet
TARGET COUNTRY:West Africa

IN-COUNTRY CONTACT:

Ali Aminou
Fuma Gaskiya Farmer Association
Maradi, Niger
fumagaskiya@gmail.com

Hannatou Moussa Oumarou
INRAN- Cerra
Maradi, Niger
hannemoussa@yahoo.com

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:

Dr. Ludger Herrmann
University of Hohenheim
Ludger.Herrmann@uni-hohenheim.de

DESCRIPTION:

Seed balls are a sowing technique for semi-arid areas, especially aimed at the improvement of plant establishment with dry sowing. Seed balls represent a mixture of soil material, seeds and additives (e.g. nutrients, pesticides). They aim at small-grain cereal cropping system with wide spacing (seed pockets).

RESOURCES:

Pearl Millet Seed Ball FACT SHEET (PDF - 3 MB)

 

 
PARASITOID WASPS FOR MILLET HEAD MINER CONTROL

IPM Millet head miner

CROP:Pearl millet
TARGET COUNTRY:West Africa

IN-COUNTRY CONTACT:


Dr. Malick Ba
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Niamey, Niger
Tel.: +(227) 20722725, 20722626
B.Malick@cgiar.org

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:

Dr. Malick Ba
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Niamey, Niger
Tel.: +(227) 20722725, 20722626
B.Malick@cgiar.org

DESCRIPTION:

Parasitoid wasps (Habrobracon hebetor) are reared in jute bags with 200g of millet grains + 100 g of millet flour + 25 larvae of rice moth (Corcyra cephalonica) + two mated H. Hebetor females. Offspring will emerge from bags at 8 through 21 days and disperse to millet fields to control millet head miner insects. A set of 15 bags yield an inoculate population of circa 1000 parasitoids and successive generations will disperse. This provides coverage of up to 3 km2 with a potential yield gain of up to 34% compared to unprotected fields of millet.

RESOURCES:

IPM Millet Head Miner Control FACT SHEET (PDF - 3 MB)


 

 

 


WHITE SORGHUM HYBRIDS

White sorghum hybrid

CROP:Sorghum
TARGET COUNTRY:Ethiopia

IN-COUNTRY CONTACT:


Dr. Taye Tadesse
Melkassa Agricultural Research Center
Adama, Ethiopia
Tel: +(251) 0222 250228/27
Cell: +(251) 0947676357
tayabo@gmail.com

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
gejeta@purdue.edu

DESCRIPTION:

White sorghum hybrids P9511A/PRL020817 (K9058) registered and released with 5.76 t/ha yield performance for use in lowland growing areas of Ethiopia.

RESOURCES:

 

 

 


SUGARCANE APHID RESISTANT SORGHUM GERMPLASM

Sugarcane aphid resistance

CROP:Sorghum
TARGET COUNTRY:Global

IN-COUNTRY CONTACT:

Mark Stelter
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock
Lubbock, Texas
Tel: +(1) 806-746-6528
mstelter@ag.tamu.edu

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:

Dr. Bonnie Pendleton
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas
bpendleton@wtamu.edu

DESCRIPTION:

Registration of RTx3410 through RTx3428 sorghum germplasm resistant to sugarcane aphid.

RESOURCES:

Sugarcane Aphid Resistance in Sorghum FACT SHEET (PDF - 1 MB)