Breeding strategies for rainfed lowland rice in drought-prone environments

Date released
31 December 1996
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S Fukai, M Cooper & J Salisbury (eds)


These proceedings present the results of five years collaborative research involving scientists from Australia, Thailand and Lao PDR. In Australia in recent years much research has focused on how to improve the performance of rainfed crops, and this knowledge has been employed in studies to improve the efficiency of breeding programs under the lowland rice conditions of Thailand and Lao PDR. Strategies are under development to combat the water stresses imposed by the prevailing soil and climatic conditions in the region and to take account of longer-term breeding objectives such as grain quality, disease resistance and sustainability. (ISSN 1447-0837)