Author: Wallace A. Cowling

The challenge of breeding for increased grain production in an era of global climate change and genomics

Wallace A. Cowling
Summary Grain from self-pollinating crops contributes more than 60% of annual global calories for human consumption, and demand is increasing. Grain production in self-pollinating crops is extremely sensitive to the effects of heat and drought, and these stresses are increasing as a result of global climate change. The rate of increase in grain yield of the world’s major self-pollinating crops is not keeping pace with demand and is threatened by global climate change. Heat and …