Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften

Yield stability of winter wheat

Abb.:Tsu-Wei Chen










Yield stability is a highly relevant trait for cultivar choice by farmers. Stability of a cultivar can be defined as the ability of this cultivar, in comparison with other cultivars, to perform consistently well under different environmental conditions. Our knowledge about the genetic controls and eco-physiological mechanisms resulting in yield stability is still very limited. Recent studies imply that the canopy development during the vegetative phase of winter wheat is essential for yield stability. In this project, we are interested in the effects of carbon and nitrogen storages during the vegetative phase on yield stability.