Quantifying the impact of high soil manganese (Mn) on canola (Brassica napus) is a pre-requisite for validating breeding for manganese tolerance. High Mn is prevalent in acid soils and varies widely during the season making it difficult to predict when or where it will occur and how high the soil Mn concentration will be. A foliar spray method is under development to empirically evaluate the impact of Mn toxicity on canola yield. This preliminary results hinted at the possibility of canola yield being reduced by a decline in leaf area index (LAI) induced by Mn toxicity.
|Title of host publication||16th Assembly|
|Subtitle of host publication||Changing Foods, Changing Climate, Changing Canola|
|Editors||Rob Norton Wayne Burton, Angela Worthy Angela Worthy|
|Place of Publication||Ballarat, Australia|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas (ARAB) - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia|
Duration: 14 Sep 2009 → 16 Sep 2009
|Conference||Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas (ARAB)|
|Period||14/09/09 → 16/09/09|
Moroni, J., Conyers, M., Poile, G., & Wratten, N. (2009). Quantifying the impact of high manganese (Mn) on canola under field conditions. In R. N. W. Burton, & A. W. A. Worthy (Eds.), 16th Assembly: Changing Foods, Changing Climate, Changing Canola (pp. 186-188). The Assembly.