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BayKlimaFit – Strategies for the adaptation of crop plants to the climate change

Collaborative Project

Contract period: 01.02.2016 - 31.01.2019
Budget: 2404513 Euro
Coordinating institution: Department of Plant Breeding

The consequences of the climate change are already omnipresent reality in Bavaria. The past years have shown that crop plants are exposed to partially extreme stress caused by strongly changing environmental conditions. Once we understand the molecular mechanisms which plants using to adapt to abiotic stress such as flooding, cold, drought or heat, efficient strategies can be developed to improve their capacity for resistance. Any emerging measures will be in direct line with the actions proposed by the Bavarian climate adaption strategy (BayKLAS). The results of the research studies will help making regional crop plants more robust to extreme weather events and therefore will contribute to ensure a sustainable and environmentally friendly production. Objective of the project network is work rather efficient using synergies between the different projects. Hence project cooperation is based on content and methodology approaches will be established. This will provide essential impulses for potential breeding adaptations for crop plants to the climate change under protection of scarce resources (e.g. water, nutrient, soil).

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