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Regulation of plant development and crop management through chloride nutrition: a novel tool to improve water- and nitrogen-use efficiency

Project description

Novel methods to improve water and nitrogen use

Droughts have become more frequent, threatening global food security. Meanwhile, excessive nitrate fertilisation pollutes waters and fertiliser production is associated with huge energy and carbon costs. As such, it is critical to optimise the use of water and nitrogen in agriculture. Recently, chloride (CI-) has emerged as an advantageous macronutrient for plant growth even though it was previously considered a toxic ion. The EU-funded ChlorPlant project proposes a pioneering combination of methods applied in tomato plants. The aim is to increase fundamental knowledge of how CI- regulates the effects of water management on plant growth, photosynthesis, rigidity and drought resistance.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 259 398,72