High yielding wheat varieties via screening for water use efficiency and drought tolerance under different thermal conditions

Posted on 27.09.2023 | Last Modified 27.09.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez
Institution: University of Alberta
Total WGRF Funding: $153,525
Co-Funders: Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years

Screen 200 spring wheat varieties for drought tolerance (DT) and water use efficiency (WUE) traits. Phenotype wheat varieties for DT and WUE using proximal and UAV-based sensor systems. Determine the extent of genetic variation among the varieties for DT and WUE as an indicator of yield. Catalogue plant attributes associated with improved DT and WUE.