01 Dec 2011

Climate change and wheat crop responses - FACEing the future

R Norton, G Fitzgerald and M Tausz

Climate change, with higher temperatures and lower rainfall is challenging us now and will continue to do so in the future. However, some of the adverse effects of changing weather patterns may be reduced through the beneficial effects of higher carbon dioxide (CO2), even in low yielding environments. There are traits in current varieties that could provide keys to develop varieties better adapted to a warm, hot, and carbon-rich future.

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