Seminar Series Plant Sciences Wageningen UR, various dates, RADIX building, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Seminar Series Plant Sciences Wageningen UR

Date: Tuesday May 13th, 2014
Time: 15.30 - 17.00 h
Venue: Wageningen University Campus, Radix Building, Building 107, Room W01, ground floor Radix-West, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen.
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Topic to be discussed: 'Water saving in rice: Combining genetic, physiological, agronomic and modelling approaches to combat drought stress in rice crops'

Paul Struik (Center for Crop System Analysis, Wageningen UR): 'Designing drought-robust rice: scaling up genetic variation in photosynthesis and other physiological traits to improve yield performance under stress through QTL-based modelling'
Gerard van der Linden (Laboratory of Plant Breeding, Wageningen UR): 'Growing rice like wheat: a multidisciplinary research programme on water saving in rice'

Tjeerd Jan Stomph (Center for Crop System Analysis, Wageningen UR)


Additional information:
Rice requires large quantities of water and is sensitive to drought. Water becomes increasingly scarce and less available for agricultural production. Nevertheless yields per hectare must increase to feed the burgeoning population. Therefore smart and innovative approaches are required to design cropping systems and new cultivars that are more productive with less input. In close collaboration with colleagues across Asia and Africa and those from many Wageningen based groups, crop physiology contributes to Crop Systems Biology that creates new insights across several levels of biological organization. It thus provides avenues for model-based, marker-assisted breeding of rice and other crops.

Crop physiology, part of the Centre for Crop Systems Analysis Crop physiology studies plant physiological processes to synthesize understanding of the functioning of crops by scaling up knowledge of underlying processes through experimentation and modelling. Sources of knowledge of these underlying processes include research of Crop physiology itself and output from research groups working at lower levels of biological organization.


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