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.
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