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Screening for high yielding cereals in water limited landscapes

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Salinity affects plant growth through impacts on plant water relations... We expect that the yields of cultivars in the water-limited environment will be highly correlated with the yields on the saltland site at Ballidu, but the yields in the non water-limited environment will not be correlated with the yields in either the water-limited or the saltland environment... Drought is impacting on the productivity of cereals in the drier parts of the wheatbelt and farmers need access to the best cereal cultivars for particular soils, timely "soil type specific" advice on how to respond to dry seasons, and advice about whether certain kinds of soils of low productivity should be withdrawn altogether from cereal production...