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"Designing sorghum crops for adaptation to the drought and heat risks anticipated in future climates"

Event Type
agriculture, climate change, environment
Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), Department of Plant Biology, Department of Crop Sciences, and the ACES Office of International Programs.
W-109 Turner Hall
May 1, 2019   12:00 - 12:50 pm  
Dr. Graeme Hammer Centre for Crop Science, University of Queensland, Australia
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ACES Office of International Programs Lectures

Climate risks pervade agriculture. They generate major consequences on crop production. We do not know what the next season will be like, let alone the season 30 years hence. Yet farmers need to decide on Genotype and Management combinations in advance of the season and in the face of this risk on the production Environment. Beyond that, breeders must consider target adaptive traits for future genotypes up to 10 years ahead of their commercial release. Can we do more than continue the random walk of empirical and separate agronomic and breeding research that tells us more about consequences of seasons experienced than those yet to be experienced? This lecture will present a case for next generation thinking on design of G*M*E for advancing crop adaptation in future climates. More information about Dr. Hammer and his research can be found at:

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