Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Increasing Seed of Two New Biomass Sorghum Inbreds in Iowa

Author: Kevin O. Scholbrock (Iowa State University)

  • Increasing Seed of Two New Biomass Sorghum Inbreds in Iowa

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Increasing Seed of Two New Biomass Sorghum Inbreds in Iowa

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Abstract

In early 2020, the ISU sorghum breeding program led by Maria Salas-Fernandez, ISU Department of Agronomy, released two male inbred sorghum lines for use by the industry to produce photoperiod sensitive hybrids as lignocellulosic feedstock for biofuel production. The Committee for Agricultural Development (CAD) is the ISU affiliate corporation charged with providing Foundation seed developed at ISU. Therefore, in the 2020 growing season, CAD increased the two new biomass sorghum inbreds, IA100RPS and IA101RPS, from breeder seed. This was a new endeavor for CAD because its primary experience has been increasing soybean varieties. The objective was for CAD to gain experience with the biomass sorghum seed increase and increase seed of the lines.

How to Cite:

Scholbrock, K. O., (2021) “Increasing Seed of Two New Biomass Sorghum Inbreds in Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2020(1).

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Published on
03 May 2021