RENO – The low-water alternative crop sorghum is the topic of a virtual workshop offered by the University of Nevada, Reno on March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Researchers from the university’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources will share details of their ongoing research on the crop and information on growing the crop in Nevada.
“Water is becoming less available for crop production,” Maninder Walia, assistant professor and field crop specialist with the College’s Extension unit, said. “Producers in Nevada are looking for opportunities to grow crops that require less water, and sorghum is such a crop.”
In addition to a presentation by Walia on the basics of growing sorghum, the workshop will include presentations by Assistant Professor Melinda Yerka, Assistant Professor Alejandro Andrade-Rodriguez and Associate Professor Robert Washington-Allen, all with the College’s Experiment Station unit.
“Sorghum for Nevada: Basics and Research Updates” will cover basics of sorghum production, new varieties of sorghum being bred for Nevada and irrigation management of grain sorghum under full and deficit irrigation, among other research-based discussions.
Preregister for the workshop online by March 10 at https://unr.zoom.us/j/82214582988?pwd=Um82d0N2REhHVVZRcFNJdEZjdTE5Zz09. For more information, email Walia at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on crop studies being conducted by researchers in the College, visit the Experiment Station website.
Source: University of Nevada, Reno