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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

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Flagship Project 3

Overview of Flagship Project 3

Flagship Project 3: Heat and Drought Resilience in Wheat

Wheat production in northern India generally occurs as part of a two-cycle wheat-rice rotation. This restricts the length of the wheat growing season and can exacerbate the effects of both early and late season heat and drought stress which limits canopy development, grain-filling and ultimately yield.

This Flagship Project aims to identify key genetic and physiological controllers of phenology (periodic processes) and to deploy these via molecular breeding. It will also explore agronomic and precision agriculture interventions that maximise optimal environmental conditions. The project will have practical implications leading to improved resilience in wheat.



Dr Alison Bentley

National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

Dr Cristobal Uauy

John Innes Research Centre (JIC)


Professor Sigrid Heuer (Rothamsted Research)

Achla Sharma (Punjab Agricultural University: PAU)

HS Sidhu (Borlaug Institute for South Asia)

Rizwana Maqbool (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)

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Dec 20, 2017

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