StressMaster: a web application for dynamic modelling of the environment to assist in crop improvement for drought adaptation

  • Karine Chenu The University of Queensland, QAAFI
  • Al Doherty DAFF
  • Greg J Rebetzke CSIRO
  • Scott C Chapman CSIRO
Keywords: Environment characterisation, drought, water deficit, mega-environment, wheat, APSIM model, StressMaster.


Drought frequently limits crop production. A modelling approach was used to characterise the water deficit that wheat plants experience over the cropping season in targeted environments. Using this insight, the StressMaster application assists in decision-making in managed environment trials to increase the probability of attaining a seasonal drought pattern that represents the targeted environments.

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