Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Sugar Beet during Germination and Early Seedling Development with a focus on Chilling Tolerance

Project: Research


Abiotic stress is a term to describe a complex syndrome of effects of various environmental stress factors (e.g. temperature, water availability, salt, heavy metals, pesticides, UV) if they severely deviate from a ‘normal’ or 'optimal' (non-stress) situation. The overall aim of the project is to generate knowledge and establish tools required to make the most vulnerable stages of the sugar beet life cycle, namely germination and emerged seedlings, more resilient towards abiotic stresses. Due to erratic weather and climate change in temperate growing regions an increase the abiotic stress tolerance during early season stages requires a strategic focus on germination and seedling responses to improve seed quality.
Effective start/end date1/08/1531/07/19


KWS SAAT SE: £108,725, KWS SAAT SE: £257,603, KWS SAAT SE: £120,217

Project relations


  • Improving crop seed quality through environmentally sustainable technologies to benefit the seed industry and promote food security

    Impact: Economic Impacts, Social Impacts, Quality of life Impacts


Research outputs

ID: 25301786