genetic

Phenological optimization of late reproductive phase for raising wheat yield potential in irrigated mega-environments

Increasing grain number through fine-tuning duration of the late reproductive phase (LRP; terminal spikelet to anthesis) without altering anthesis time has been proposed as a genetic strategy to increase yield potential (YP) of wheat. Here we …

Using a gene-based phenology model to identify optimal flowering periods of spring wheat in irrigated mega-environments

To maximise the grain yield of spring wheat, flowering needs to coincide with the optimal flowering period (OFP) by minimising frost and heat stress on reproductive development. This global study conducted a comprehensive modelling analysis of …