Guidelines for monitoring stress severity in drought screening trials.

Theory, instructions and equipment needed to monitor soil moisture in breeding plots.

Monitoring soil moisture is critical to understand genotypic performance in yield trials and is then an important factor for data quality.

This tool provides information on theory, protocol, troubleshooting, and equipment needed to undertake a rigorous soil moisture monitoring in your breeding plots.

It provides simple-to-understand but essential theory around soil moisture assessment. It shows how to mount, install tensiometer tubes and record data from them. It informs on how to solve the most common issues with the equipment. Last but not least, the link is a one-stop-shop to contact and order equipment from providers.

 
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General guidelines for monitoring stress severity in drought screening trials.
Manual containing theory, instructions and equipment lists.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
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Using tensiometers in drought screening trials.
Covers reasons for and methods for measuring soil water capacity.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)