Physiologically Derived Cultural and Genetic Enhancements of Water and Temperature Stress Induced Limitations
University of Nebraska
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Agricultural Research Center (Sudan); University of Nuevo Leon (Mexico); DeKalb-Pfizer, NC+, Pioneer, Cargill and Hoegemeyer (US); Agricultural Research Giza (Egypt)
Jerry D. Eastin
The first general objective includes cultural research investigations relating to water use efficiency (WUE) and nutrient use efficiency (NUE) needs. A second general objective is investigation of water and temperature stress resistance mechanisms as they relate to (1) developing stress screening techniques and (2) genetic manipulation of stress resistance mechanisms with emphases at both the field and gene levels. Quite obviously gains in these research areas of the second general objective have the net effect of improving WUE in the first objective because of yield improvement.