223 Symposium--Roles of Root Biology In Sustainable Crop Production and Changing Environments

Oral Session
C02 Crop Physiology and Metabolism Very seldom symposia were devoted to the roots. For example, the most recent one on 'Root Effects on Soil Properties, Processes, and Organisms' was in 2001. Our present symposium is meant to correct this and will examine the below-ground dynamics (e.g., architecture, anatomy, metabolism) and link the bellow- with above-ground crop performance and stress tolerance. This may include both empirical and modeling efforts, as well as efforts to bring into the marketplace reliable technologies for root evaluation.

Cosponsor(s):

Soil & Water Management & Conservation
Tuesday, October 18, 2011: 1:35 PM-3:50 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 217C

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Organizers:
Maria Balota , Bingru Huang and Jeffrey White
2:00 PM
Drought Adaptation In Sorghum Associations with Nodal Root Angle and Root System Architecture.
Graeme Hammer, The University of Queensland; Vijaya Singh, The University of Queensland; Erik Van Oosterom, The University of Queensland; Emma Mace, DEEDI; Colleen Hunt, DEEDI; David Jordan, The University of Queensland
2:40 PM
2:50 PM
Identification of QTL for Root Traits Associated with Flooding Tolerance of Soybean (Glycine max).
Tara VanToai, USDA-ARS; Tri Vuong, University of Missouri; Jeong-Dong Lee, Kyungpook National University; Laura M. Vaughn, University of Missouri; James Shannon, University of Missouri; Henry Nguyen, University of Missouri
3:10 PM
3:30 PM
3:50 PM