Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 589–600 | Cite as

Exploring the traits for lodging tolerance in wheat genotypes: a review

  • Rinki KhobraEmail author
  • Sindhu Sareen
  • Braj Kishor Meena
  • Arvind Kumar
  • Vinod Tiwari
  • G. P. Singh
Review Article


The rising population entails enhancement in wheat productivity to ensure substantial food supply which often get hindered by various biotic and abiotic stresses. Lodging, due to rain and high velocity wind causes significant economic and yield losses in cereals. Hence, lodging is emerging as a major hurdle to achieve the required yield targets. Various morphological, biochemical, anatomical and genetic traits contribute to produce a plant competent enough to bear lodging stress. Hence, in this review, we intend to elaborate the cause and impact relationship of lodging and tried to link lodging tolerance traits to field practices to minimize the losses. Because of the complex nature of lodging phenomenon, it is still obscure to identify best correlated traits to screen genotype in breeding programmes. However, the genotypes with best correlated traits like plant height, culm wall thickness should be introduced/selected in breeding programmes to inculcate lodging tolerance in a high yielding variety as in recent era lodging tolerance is a key factor to enhance productivity and farmer’s income as well.


Lodging Wheat Productivity Plant traits 



Funding was provide by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Incentivizing Agriculture).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley ResearchKarnalIndia

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