Physiological and molecular characterisation of salinity tolerance in chickpea [ 2007 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr TD Colmer; Prof Dr TJ Flowers; Prof K Siddique; Dr V Valdez; Dr R Varshney; Dr PM Gaur

Brief description Chickpea is a grain legume often grown in rotation with cereal crops to enhance profitability and environmental sustainability of broadacre cropping systems in Australia, and elsewhere. Chickpea is sensitive to salinity, and thus can not be grown on soils affected even by mild salinity. Limited grain legume options currently exist for these soils. This project will improve salt tolerance in chickpea and thus allow it to be grown in areas too saline for current cultivars. The research contributes to the National Research Priority of 'An Environmentally Sustainable Australia', as new cultivars of chickpea with improved salt tolerance will enhance the profitability and sustainability of rotational cropping systems in Australia.

Funding Amount $441,725

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