Genotypes Screening for Cold Tolerance During Germination in Sorghum [Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench] for Energy Biomass

A.A. Saita, C. Patanè & P. Guarnaccia
Within the project "BIOSEA" funded by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAF), a preliminary laboratory test was carried out with the aim of quantifying the variability for cold tolerance during germination in several cultivars of sweet and fiber sorghum, and defining the limit to the early sowings in the semi­arid Mediterranean environments of Southern Italy through the identification of minimum thermal threshold for seed germination. A genetic diversity in germination response of sorghum,...