AGRO-ECOSYSTEM SENSOR CAPABILITY FOR ELEVATED CO2 FREE AIR RESEARCH FACILITY
Grant number: LE140100123 | Funding period: 2014 - 2014
This project will provide infrastructure upgrades to the Australian Grains Free Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (AGFACE) facility, globally the only FACE facility in low rainfall, non-irrigated agri-ecosystems. Low rainfall, non-irrigated agriculture systems play a very significant role in global crop production and are predicted to be negatively affected by climate changes. The requested infrastructure will enable direct, plot scale measurements of crop water balance and water status, including crucial influence factors such as root growth and architecture and crop canopy temperatures, and allow manipulation experiments to develop adaptation options to improve crop resource use efficiencies.
Related publications (2)
Trade-offs between water-use related traits, yield components and mineral nutrition of wheat under Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE)
Alireza Houshmandfar, Glenn J Fitzgerald, Allene A Macabuhay, Roger Armstrong, Sabine Tausz-Posch, Markus Low, Michael Tausz
This study investigated trade-offs between parameters determining water use efficiency of wheat under elevated CO2 in contrasting ..