​​​Physiological Basis of Yield in Cotton

November 2022 | 29 min., 11 sec.
by John L. Snider
University of Georgia-Tifton


​A foundational understanding of the physiological basis of yield in cotton is an important first step toward targeted yield improvement by using functional crop traits that are known to determine productivity. In this presentation, John L. Snider provides an overview of the physiological drivers of yield in cotton and describes some of the factors that can influence each one. Additionally, he presents results from recently completed research with advanced breeding lines in the southeastern United States.

About the Presenter

John SniderJohn L. Snider is an associate professor of crop physiology at the University of Georgia; his official appointment is 85% research and 15% teaching. The overarching research objective of the Cotton Physiology Lab is to utilize physiological principles to solve agronomic problems and improve the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of cotton production in Georgia. Snider is particularly focused on characterizing physiological response to yield-limiting stresses, identifying management strategies that improve water use efficiency, and identifying traits associated with improvements in seedling vigor.

Contact Information:
Email: jlsnider@uga.edu


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