638 Symposium --Drought Resistance and Water-Use Efficiency: Experiments and Models

Oral Session
C02 Crop Physiology and Metabolism
The symposium will highlight experiments conducted to gain a better understanding of plant drought resistance and/or water-use efficiency at the physiological level. It will also deal with crop growth models, their potential weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:40 AM-11:45 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 372F

Bjorn Martin
8:40 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:45 AM
Physiological Traits in Temperate Cereals to Breed New Cultivars in Water–Scarce Environments.
Richard Richards, CSIRO Plant Industry; Greg Rebetzke, CSIRO Plant Industry; Tony Condon, CSIRO Plant Industry; John Passioura, CSIRO Plant Industry
9:15 AM
Water Use Efficiency in Soybean – Variation, Physiological Basis, and Surrogate Traits.
Hugh Earl, University of Guelph; Alison Walden, University of Guelph
9:45 AM
Challenges of Phenotyping.
Matthew Reynolds, CIMMYT
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Panel Discussion
11:45 AM