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Research Project: Flood Tolerance Screening of Sunflower

Location: Sunflower and Plant Biology Research

Project Number: 3060-21000-043-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: Oct 31, 2020

Objective:
Conduct field screening for flood tolerance using separate case and control plots.

Approach:
Each year, two separate plot areas will be seeded to 289 lines of sunflower, using a randomized complete block design with imbedded 17x17 lattice and three replications for each of the case and control fields. The sunflowers on the control field will not be subject to irrigation, however, the flood treated field will be irrigated to maintain the soil above field capacity for 7-14 days. Notes, stress measurements, and harvest will be conducted thereafter.