Drought and high temperature are especially considered as key stress factors with high potential impact on crop yield. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of short periods of high temperature, drought and their combination at different growth stages of plant under controlled conditions. The effects of high temperature and drought on grain yield were additive. However, high temperature increased the degree of water stress and the combined effects of drought and high temperature were much more severe than those of each individual treatment. High temperature and drought applied at post- anthesis shortened duration of maturation, grain filling duration and reduced grain yield, mean grain weight, grain number and thousand-grain weight.
- HT + D:
high temperature + drought
days after anthesis
days after sowing
permanent wilting point
duration of maturation
grain filling duration
- S1 + S2:
Booting + post-anthesis stage
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Kaur, V., Behl, R.K. Grain yield in wheat as affected by short periods of high temperature, drought and their interaction during pre- and post-anthesis stages. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 38, 514–520 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1556/CRC.38.2010.4.8
- grain weight
- grain number
- high temperature
- grain yield
- test weight