Areas of Focus: High Throughput phenotyping early plant vigor in spring wheat grown in native soils.

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The aim of this study is to assess the mechanism of drought resistance in wild and cultivated wheat lines grown in a controlled environment at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska LemnaTec High Throughput Facility. Traditional ecophysiological measurements that also include root imagery, will serve as ground truthing measurements. The goal of this study is to find methods contributed by high-throughput phenotyping which may enhance trait characterizations and assessments in a breeding program. PIs Harkamal Walia and Tala Awada, PhD candidate Rae-Landa Gomez-Pond, Lab manager Jeremy Hiller.