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Cool pea leaves : leaf traits to improve yield stability in stress

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Bueckert, Rosalind
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $137,614
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

To characterize the effect of leaf type, leaf size, cuticular wax thickness, stem and tendril thickness and leaf color in mitigating heat and drought stress in pea. To accurately characterize precise air and canopy temperatures that cause reductions in pea yield using infra red thermometry.