Project Number: 6208-21000-019-12
Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2014
We will perform field re-evaluations of water stress responses of the best lines from our 2013 drought study in replicated plots through the use of a fast screening assay. This assay permits a high throughput analysis of cotton responses to drought. We will impose differential irrigation, and lines will be re-evaluated for drought avoidance and/or tolerance. Lines shown to exhibit enhanced drought tolerance will then be evaluated for disease resistance.