Visiting authority on plant design

1 JANUARY 2003

An international authority on the impact of water scarcity on root growth will visit Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 September. Professor Bob Sharp from the University of Missouri in the USA has been invited to the city by Strategic Research Professor at CSU, Len Wade. “Professor Sharp and I are collaborating on an international project examining drought avoidance root traits,” Professor Wade said. “This work is significant given the need for food security and the limits on arable land available for agricultural production.” While at CSU, Professor Sharp will take part in The EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation’s seminar series at 3.00pm on Wednesday 29 September. His seminar, Root growth under water deficit: physiological complexity and coordination, will appeal to a diverse audience with interests in crop or pasture improvement under drought, and implications for improved management in rain-fed systems. Read more about the free EH Graham Centre seminar here.

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Bruce Andrews, 02 63386084

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