National Survey on Sorghum Diseases in Senegal

A national survey was conducted by a team of plant pathologists and sorghum breeders supported by ISRA, CNRA, USDA, and USAID to develop a distribution map of sorghum diseases in Senegal. The objective of the survey was to identify the economic impact of anthracnose disease, striga, long smut, and grain mold. The survey was conducted in 206 sorghum fields in several regions throughout Senegal. The goal of the research is to identify agronomic traits for disease resistance and screen seeds to develop disease resistant varieties.