APPF Accelerates Saudi Arabian Soil Salinity Research

The APPF team at The Plant Accelerator in Adelaide is currently undertaking a large scale project for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to investigate salt tolerance in barley. Research undertaken at KAUST aims to improve desert agriculture by increasing the tolerance to salinity of existing crops, such as wheat, barley and tomatoes. Whilst Professor Mark Tester’s group at KAUST is undertaking large scale experiments in the field in Saudi Arabia, the project at The Plant Accelerator involves the phenotyping of over 4,000 barley plants grown in the facility’s Smarthouses. Further information