Effects of High Soil Temperature and Water Stresses on Malian Pearl Millet and Sorghum during Seedling Stage uri icon

abstract

  • Pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) can suffer from poor stand establishment under conditions of high soil temperature and water stresses. A line source sprinkler irrigation system and a charcoal pit technique were used to evaluate stand establishment and high correlations existed between the two methods. It may be possible to use the charcoal pit technique as a predictive tool in drought resistance breeding programs

publication date

  • 1987
  • 1987