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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: ASA Section: Global Agronomy

Title: Symposium--Understanding the Yield Gap in World-Wide Wheat Production and the Opportunities for International Collaboration

Community Leader: Jerry L. Hatfield
Organizer: Jerry L. Hatfield
Moderator: Brian L. Beres
Lead Community Sponsor: Wheat Initiative Agronomists Community
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Genetics, Management systems, Wheat production and Wheat yield gap

Session Description: Closing the yield gap in wheat production around the world is a major focus of the Wheat Initiative’s Expert Working Group (EWG) for Agronomy. The main aim is to consolidate the global expertise for agronomy with a focus on wheat production systems.  The symposium will focus on the following topics: 1. Current wheat research being conducted throughout the world; 2. Understanding the limitations to wheat production; 3. Quantifying water, nutrient, and radiation use efficiency in wheat production systems; 4. Wheat production research in the 21st century; and 5. Linking the components in the G x E x M complex.