Farm Table says:
The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.
- Waterlogging can cause losses in barley production worth over $20 million per annum in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) of Australia.
- Natural variation in waterlogging tolerance was shown by barley varieties and a tolerance gene has been discovered in a wild-type barley.
- The effectiveness of the gene and its impact on yield and quality are currently being tested.
- An agreement has been reached with a breeding company to introgress the gene into their commercial varieties so it can be tested in well adapted backgrounds.
Figure 3. Effect of waterlogging treatments on yield components of Westminster and RGT Planet.