Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies (WEST) is developing water efficient crops that require 40% less water per acre to produce biomass, ensuring a sustainable source of bioproducts and biofuels.
Reduce the number of microscopic openings in the leaf that allow water to escape.
Conserve water by promoting photosynthesis in the humid lower canopy.
Develop sorghum plants with genes for reduced water loss and improved crop canopies.
Breed sorghum plants that are naturally more water efficient to create superior hybrids.
Continue to identify market opportunities for WEST's developing technologies.