Perspective on wheat yield and quality with reduced nitrogen supply

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Zorb, C., Ludewig, U. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2018. Perspective on wheat yield and quality with reduced nitrogen supply. Trends in Plant Science. 23 (11), pp. 1029-1037.

AuthorsZorb, C., Ludewig, U. and Hawkesford, M. J.

Wheat is an important cereal crop with a high demand for nitrogen (N) fertilizer to enable grain protein accumulation, which is necessary for baking and processing quality. Here perspectives for the development of improved wheat genotypes with higher yield stability, better grain quality and N use efficiency to lower environmental impacts are discussed. The development of improved wheat genotypes, for example lacking storage proteins that do not contribute to baking quality (e.g. by genome editing), in combination with appropriate N fertilizer management to prevent N losses into the environment, underpin a novel approach to improving nitrogen use efficiency. This approach may be particularly applicable to wheats grown for animal feed which have lower quality and functionality requirements.

KeywordsWheat; Nitrogen; Quality; Yield; Environment; Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE)
Year of Publication2018
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Journal citation23 (11), pp. 1029-1037
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
PubMed ID30249481
PubMed Central IDPMC6202697
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Funder project or code[20:20 Wheat] Maximising yield potential of wheat
Designing Future Wheat (DFW) [ISPG]
Wheat Genetic Improvement Network
DFW - Designing Future Wheat - Work package 1 (WP1) - Increased efficiency and sustainability
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online21 Sep 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted21 Sep 2018
PublisherElsevier Science London
Copyright licenseCC BY

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