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Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab)

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Kansas State University
Department of Agronomy
2014 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

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


CELab Expertise

The Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab) 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, Scmidt RC, Struik PC, Yin X, Jagadish SVK*. 2018. Pollen germination and in vivo fertilization in response to high temperature during flowering in hybrid and inbred rice. Plant Cell and Environment, doi10.1111/pce.13146
  • Tack J*, Lingenfelser J, Jagadish SVK*. 2017. Disaggregating sorghum yield reductions under warming scenarios exposes narrow genetic diversity in US breeding programs. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1706383114
  • Sun A, Impa SM, Sunoj VSJ, Singh K, Gill KS, Prasad PVV, Jagadish SVK*. 2017. Heat stress during flowering affects time of day of flowering, seed-set and grain quality in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Crop Science, doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.04.0221
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