Breeding hardier crops for Saskatchewan – dynamic phenotyping to dissect component of water stress in wheat

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Steve Robinson
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $198,000
Co-Funders: Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 4 Years

To use the lysimeter plant array to evaluate plant growth under both optimal and sub-optimal water availability to identify wheat genotypes better adapted to drought stress and map the underlying genes using a Nested Association Mapping population.