Adaptation mechanisms associated with survival under low-temperature flooding and ice encasement in Ontario winters
Lead Applicant: Eric Lyons
Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems
Program Type: Tier 1
Funding Cycle: 2021/2022
Research Centre: Elora Field Crops & University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus (OAC) Field Crops & Winchester Field Crops
Research Summary: This project will identify physiological and molecular mechanisms that promote survival under low-temperature flooding and ice encasement (LTFIC). This will allow wheat breeders to screen crops for traits associated with superior survival capabilities in the absence of severe winter environmental conditions. These initiatives will result in the identification of elite winter wheat varieties that are adapted to the Ontario climate and better agronomic management practices to maximize the sustainability of winter wheat in crop rotation.