Journal article

Phenotyping approaches to evaluate nitrogen-use efficiency related traits of diverse wheat varieties under field conditions

Giao N Nguyen, Joe Panozzo, German Spangenberg, Surya Kant

Crop and Pasture Science | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2016

Abstract

Nitrogen (N) is a key mineral element required for crop growth, yield and quality. Nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE) in crop plants is low despite significant research efforts. Excessive use of N fertiliser results in significant economic cost and contributes to environmental pollution. Therefore, it is crucial to develop crop varieties with improved NUE, and this requires efficient phenotyping approaches to screen genotypes under defined N conditions. To address this, 15 wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties, grown under three N levels, were phenotyped for NUE-related traits under field conditions. Significant genotypic differences were observed in varieties having low to high responsiveness t..

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