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Focus on Cotton

The Focus on Cotton webcast series features timely, science-based and peer-reviewed information on cotton plant health. Learn from plant health management professionals from around the U.S.

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January 20, 2023

Getting to the Roots: The New Frontiers of Cotton Breeding

Current science recognizes the importance of root architecture in breeding drought-resilient crop varieties. Recent research has identified novel root ideotypes that would be advantageous in varied soil and climatic conditions. With the advances in genomics and the availability of new tools for root phenotyping, we have better ability to breed new varieties with beneficial root traits. In this presentation, Sruthi Narayanan reviews the importance of roots in improving cotton yields in the U.S. Southeast, current investments in root breeding, and root ideotypes that have been proposed in the literature for crop improvement.

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