Plant breeding for agriculture to tackle the challenges of climate change

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Type Media coverage
Period01 Jan 2016

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TitlePlant breeding for agriculture to tackle the challenges of climate change
DescriptionSUREROOT A NOVEL APPROACH TO ROOT DESIGN
Extreme weather events like flooding and drought are becoming more prevalent as we feel the effects of climate change. Grasslands cover large land areas in the UK where rainfall tends to be highest. Many of our river catchments are upland grasslands in the wettest areas. To increase resilience to onsets of both droughts and floods, grass and clover breeders at IBERS are working to develop improved rooting structures that deliver improved water-use-efficiency, reduce soil compaction and aid efficient soil hydrology.
Media name/outletFarming Connect
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typeWeb
Date01 Jan 2016
URLhttps://businesswales.gov.wales/farmingconnect/posts/plant-breeding-agriculture-tackle-challenges-climate-change

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SUREROOT A NOVEL APPROACH TO ROOT DESIGN

Extreme weather events like flooding and drought are becoming more prevalent as we feel the effects of climate change. Grasslands cover large land areas in the UK where rainfall tends to be highest. Many of our river catchments are upland grasslands in the wettest areas. To increase resilience to onsets of both droughts and floods, grass and clover breeders at IBERS are working to develop improved rooting structures that deliver improved water-use-efficiency, reduce soil compaction and aid efficient soil hydrology.