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Soil and crop management practices to minimize the impact of waterlogging on crop productivity


Manik, S and Pengilley, G and Dean, G and Field, B and Shabala, S and Zhou, M, Soil and crop management practices to minimize the impact of waterlogging on crop productivity, Frontiers in Plant Science, 10 Article 140. ISSN 1664-462X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.00140


Waterlogging remains a significant constraint to cereal production across the globe in areas with high rainfall and/or poor drainage. Improving tolerance of plants to waterlogging is the most economical way of tackling the problem. However, under severe waterlogging combined agronomic, engineering and genetic solutions will be more effective. A wide range of agronomic and engineering solutions are currently being used by grain growers to reduce losses from waterlogging. In this scoping study, we reviewed the effects of waterlogging on plant growth, and advantages and disadvantages of various agronomic and engineering solutions which are used to mitigate waterlogging damage. Further research should be focused on: cost/benefit analyses of different drainage strategies; understanding the mechanisms of nutrient loss during waterlogging and quantifying the benefits of nutrient application; increasing soil profile de-watering through soil improvement and agronomic strategies; revealing specificity of the interaction between different management practices and environment as well as among management practices; and more importantly, combined genetic, agronomic and engineering strategies for varying environments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:barley, waterlogging, agronomic practices, soil engineering, drainage, genetic solutions, waterlogging tolerance
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Barley
UTAS Author:Manik, S (Mr S M Nuruzzaman Manik)
UTAS Author:Pengilley, G (Dr Georgie Pengilley)
UTAS Author:Dean, G (Mr Geoffrey Dean)
UTAS Author:Field, B (Mr Brian Field)
UTAS Author:Shabala, S (Professor Sergey Shabala)
UTAS Author:Zhou, M (Professor Meixue Zhou)
ID Code:136232
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:62
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-12-09
Last Modified:2020-05-20
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