Pulse Root Ideotype for Water Stress in Temperate Cropping System
Shiwangni Rao, Roger Armstrong, Viridiana Silva-Perez, Abeya T Tefera, Garry M Rosewarne
Plants | MDPI | Published : 2021
Pulses are a key component of crop production systems in Southern Australia due to their rotational benefits and potential profit margins. However, cultivation in temperate cropping systems such as that of Southern Australia is limited by low soil water availability and subsoil constraints. This limitation of soil water is compounded by the irregular rainfall, resulting in the absence of plant available water at depth. An increase in the productivity of key pulses and expansion into environments and soil types traditionally considered marginal for their growth will require improved use of the limited soil water and adaptation to sub soil constrains. Roots serve as the interface between soil ..View full abstract
Awarded by Victorian Grains Innovation Program
Awarded by Grains Research Development Corporation
This research was funded by Victorian Grains Innovation Program Project 1B in a collaboration between Agriculture Victoria and the Grains Research Development Corporation grant ID GRDC 8049295.