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Breeding for high water-use efficiency

Condon, Anthony G; Richards, Robert I; Rebetzke, G J; Farquhar, Graham

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There is a pressing need to improve the water-use efficiency of rain-fed and irrigated crop production. Breeding crop varieties with higher water-use efficiency is seen as providing part of the solution. Three key processes can be exploited in breeding for high water-use efficiency: (i) moving more of the available water through the crop rather than it being wasted as evaporation from the soil surface or drainage beyond the root zone or being left behind in the root zone at harvest; (ii)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78682
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erh277

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