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International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter
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First Author
First Name: 
J.A.
Last Name: 
Dahlberg
Co-Authors: 
C.T. Hash
Publication Year: 
1998
Publisher: 
ICRISAT
Series: 
98
ISBN: 
1023-487X
Agro Tags: 
Millets | Sorghum | Grain | Hybrids | genotypes | cytoplasm | Germplasm | DNA | Breeds (animals) | genes

 

In 1947, sorghum breeders formed an informal working group to meet and review items of interest in sorghum breeding and genetics. This organization was named 'Sorghum Research Committee'. In the 1960s, with the advent of a number of severe disease and insect problems, special half-day sessions, particularly on diseases. became a part of the Sorghum Research Committee. In 1973, a concept was put forward that all sorghum workers, irrespective of discipline and employer, should meet twice a year to discuss mutual concerns with sorghum research and development. The Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America was that new organization. It is composed of eight disciplinary committees, dealing with genetics and breeding, pathology, entomology, chemistry and nutrition, physiology and agronomy, biotechnology, utilization and marketing, and agribusiness and commerce. SICNA meets formally once a year in conjuction with the National Grain Sorghum Producers Board. A general program of research, education, and developmental activities is prepared by the disciplinary committees. Funding is through membership participation and contributions from commercial donors. Essentially. SICNA represents the United States sorghum activities but accepts reports and encourages memberships from sorghum and millet researchers worldwide.

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