Registration of Dano and Lalo Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Varieties


June 1, 2009


Dano and Lalo are common names for sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) with pedigree names of BRC-378 and BRC-245, respectively. They were developed and released by Bako Agricultural Research Center for western Ethiopia. At early breeding stage, Dano and Lalo were tested for three years at three locations and the mean grain yield of Dano was comparable with all location means of every season. In multi-location trials, Lalo was the best with 3.5 ton/ha grain yield. The mean yields of Dano and Abamelko were 2.7 and 3.2 tons/ha, respectively. Results of stability studies showed that Dano had above average and Lalo had good general adaptability. Dano and Lalo have maturity that is synchronized with that of the locals compared to that of standard check, which is earlier than the locals. Dano has good popping character, attractive seed color, stays green naturally and has potential for animal feed. Dano and Lalo have moderate resistance to anthracnose and leaf blight with uniform agronomic traits.

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