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WP1: Increased Efficiency and Sustainability

Increasing yield, both intrinsic yield and closing of the yield gap, must be achieved with increased efficiency and sustainability with regard to fertiliser and water input. Increased yield and efficiency in both higher and lower yielding environments, in present and future climates, requires genetic improvements in yield traits per se, as well as in tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses.

Work Package 1 addresses two topics with shared objectives across the wheat and other John Innes Centre, Rothamsted Research, Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute programmes.

Both require intensive high throughput field phenotyping, aided by the newly established unique Rothamsted Research and John Innes Centre facilities for in-field automated phenotyping, focussed on wheat research and employed to evaluate germplasm, including donor germplasm, segregating and TILLING populations. Work Package 1 also includes further development of specific automated high throughput field phenotyping methodologies for monitoring wheat performance, the genetic dissection of key traits and the development of improved germplasm.

Work Package Leader

Rothamsted Research

Malcolm Hawkesford

Rothamsted Research

Theme Leader

John Innes Centre

Scott Boden

John Innes Centre

Co-PIs

John Innes Centre

Simon Griffiths

John Innes Centre
John Innes Centre

Cristobal Uauy

John Innes Centre
John Innes Centre

Graham Moore

John Innes Centre
Rothamsted Research

Richard Whalley

Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted Research

Matthew Paul

Rothamsted Research
Earlham Institute

Ji Zhou

Earlham Institute
Rothamsted Research

Andy Phillips

Rothamsted Research