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Pratylenchus thornei populations reduce water uptake in intolerant wheat cultivars

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Whish, J. P. M., Thompson, J. P., Clewett, T. G., Lawrence, J. L. and Wood, J. (2014) Pratylenchus thornei populations reduce water uptake in intolerant wheat cultivars. Field Crops Research, 161 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 0378-4290

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2014.02.002

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378429014000331


Pratylenchus thornei is a major pathogen of wheat crops in the northern grain region of Eastern Australia with an estimated annual yield loss of $38 million. Damaged crops show symptoms of water and nutrient stress that suggest uptake is significantly affected. In order to understand the mechanisms involved in reducing water uptake and consequently plant yield, detailed measurements of water extraction and leaf area were conducted on a range of wheat cultivars with differing levels of tolerance and resistance to P. thornei.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Soil water Water use efficiency Water extraction Root lesion nematode
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases
Plant culture > Field crops > Wheat
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science
Live Archive:05 Aug 2014 04:24
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