Institution:Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Project Fiscal Year:2016
Report Received Date:
Project NPB Budget:$65,000
We have been crossing and screening elite breeding lines with select germplasm lines from the U.S. mini-core collection which have been determined to be drought tolerant. While these selections and screenings will be ongoing for several years, initial selections for drought tolerance were yield tested in South Texas under full irrigation during the 2016 growing. These tests were conducted in an effort to: 1) determine the adaptability of the lines from the West Texas environment to the South Texas environment, 2) make a high quality seed increase of these lines for future testing, and 3) determine the yield potential of these lines under full irrigation.