Improving crop performance under drought – cross-fertilization of disciplines

Tardieu, F and Varshney, R K and Tuberosa, R (2017) Improving crop performance under drought – cross-fertilization of disciplines. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68 (7). pp. 1393-1398. ISSN 0022-0957

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Better crop performance in dry environments is imperative for food security in the face of climate change. This has never been as true as in 2017, but the concern has existed for decades. The four InterDrought conferences held since 1995 have addressed issues associated with crop performance under drought with a clear multi-disciplinary approach. During this time Journal of Experimental Botany has been at the forefront in publishing the underlying experimental science encompassing the disciplines and scales of organization required in drought research. We hope that the papers highlighted here will be useful to, and instrumental for, broadening interdisciplinary understanding of drought tolerance.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, crop productivity, drought tolerance, food security, water deficit, dry environments, cross-fertilization, genetics
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Drought
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Food Security
Others > Drylands
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 04:08
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 06:10
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Acknowledgement: We sincerely thank Journal of Experimental Botany (Box 2) for continued support of drought studies over the long period of time covered by the InterDrought conferences. The article is published as Virtual Issue Editorial.
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