New Publication on Drought Phenotyping in Crops
The Generation Challenge Program just published a new book entitled Drought phenotyping in crops: from theory to practice. The book is available online from the GCP website. CIAT scientists Drs I. Rao, S. Beebe, M. Blair and H. Ceballos were among the chapter authors. Two chapters were written through GCP support to the DAPA program and partners. Our colleagues Sam Geerts and Dirk Raes of KU Leuven University in Belgium wrote a chapter on agro-meteorological models to assist drought phenotyping. The chapter discusses computer models that utilize basic weather data taken during a field trial, data that can be transformed into hydrological indices for use in phenotyping protocols. Another chapter by Glenn Hyman, Dave Hodson (CIMMYT) and Peter Jones discusses spatial analysis methods to support crop improvement programs.