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Crop Ecophysiology LabSorghumCELab Joins Project to Develop Heat Tolerant CropsField-Based Heat TentsHeat StressRain-Out FacilityRoot Phenotyping Facility


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Kansas State University
Department of Agronomy
2014 Throckmorton PSC
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6914
Ph: +1-785-706-3263
Fx: +1-785-532-6094


CELab expertise

The Crop Ecophysiology Lab has extensive knowledge and expertise, facilities and equipment for addressing the impacts of abiotic stresses (drought, high day- and night-time temperatures, cold and salinity) on grain crops (wheat, sorghum, rice, soybean, canola and pearl millet). The CELab has developed necessary plant phenotyping (field-based and controlled environmental conditions) methods to explore, identify and validate promising traits and/or physiological mechanisms inducing resilience to abiotic stresses in field crops.

Field Phenotyping Facility

Heat TentRain-Out SheltersSorghum Chilling Stress Experiment
Heat Tents
Rain-Out Shelters
Sorghum Chilling Stress Experiment

Controlled Environmental Facility

Growth ChambersRoot Phenotyping Facility 
Growth Chambers
Root Phenotyping Facility

Recent Publications

  • Shi W, Yin X, Struik PC, Solis C, Xie F, Schmidt RC, Huang M, Zou Y, Ye C, Jagadish SVK. High day-time and night-time temperature affect grain growth dynamics in contrasting rice genotypes. Journal of Experimental Botany, doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx344
  • Šebela D, Quinones C, Cruz CV, Ona I, Olejníčková J, Jagadish SVK. . Chlorophyll fluorescence and reflectance-based non-invasive quantification of blast, bacterial blight and drought stresses in rice. Plant and Cell Physiology, doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcx144
  • Djanaguiraman M, Perumal R, Jagadish SVK, Ciampitti IA, Welti R, Prasad PVV. Relative sensitivity of sorghum pollen and pistil under high temperature stress. Plant Cell and Environment, DOI: 10.1111/pce.13089
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