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Lloyd, Sofia, 2015. Perennial wheat. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology



Perennial wheat is a new cereal crop being researched at several different institutions worldwide. The main purpose of developing this new crop is to reduce negative impact on the environment from crop production and to maintain production with lesser inputs. This is a bachelor thesis aiming at providing an overview of the current knowledge concerning perennial wheat research through a literature review. This review is limited to research regarding hybrids between wheat and the wild wheat relatives of Thinopyrum sps, and their potential as grain crops. Biologically, the hybrids show good potential but yield remains low. The hybrids currently tested are most suitable for marginal lands with high risk of soil erosion, or as a dual purpose crop where the post reproductive-cycle re-growth is utilized as forage. Efforts should be made to create a large gene pool within the new hybrid, from which further breeding may be carried out.

Main title:Perennial wheat
Authors:Lloyd, Sofia
Supervisor:Bergkvist, Göran
Examiner:Weih, Martin
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY003 Agricultural Programme - Soil/Plant 270 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Keywords:perennial wheat, Triticum aestivum hybrids, Thrinopyrum sps., erosion control, reduced inputs, hybridization, plant breeding, cropping systems
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural research
Deposited On:07 Apr 2015 11:44
Metadata Last Modified:09 Oct 2018 10:07

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