Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Forage and Agronomic Crops

Evolutionary genomics of abiotic stress resistance in wild and cultivated sunflowers

Principal Investigator: Khaled Bali, UC ANR Specialist, 559-646-6541, kmbali@ucanr.edu

This work will involve the field-based evaluation of drought resistance and related traits in a large number of sunflower lines, association mapping to identify genes/genomic regions conferring drought resistance, and detailed physiological analyses aimed at understanding the mechanistic basis of drought resistance.

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Various industry products for durum wheat growth

Principal Investigator: Oli Bachie, UCCE Imperial County, 442-265-7700, obachie@ucanr.edu

To investigate the response of durum wheat (grain yield and quality) to a new product said to enhance and retain wheat nutrient uptake and moisture around the crop’s root system. 

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