Heat and drought stress – how can we preserve and protect yield?
Date & Time
Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Brian Beres

Brian L. Beres1,2 and  Graham R.S. Collier2

1 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, 5403 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 4B1; 2410 Agriculture/Forestry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2P5

Reported global reductions in cereal grain yields due to increased global average temperature combined with increasing global populations peaking near 2050 create an immediate need to increase cereal grain yield potential and reduce the yield gap between realized on-farm grain yield and potential yield.  This presentation discusses how heat and drought stress affects yield and how growers could adapt certain practices to mitigate the consequences of abiotic stress related to high temperatures and low rainfall.