Exemplar projects



The complimentary skills of the partners and the joint platforms will be brought together in a research programme on “Exploiting phenology and adaptation to improve the efficiency of nitrogen use in wheat.” The core of the project will be precision field trials in which the fate of nitrogen in the plant will be followed from uptake to seed maturity, at limiting and adequate levels of fertilisation. Impacts on grain yield and grain quality will also be studied. The work carried out in the field will provide a basis for more detailed studies of the same lines in glasshouse and hydroponic systems, notably in Exemplar Projects E1 and E2. These will provided detailed biochemical and molecular understanding of the traits measured in the field studies.