Repeat assessment of CSSL of peanut (introgression of AixAd into cultivated Fleur11) in Lysimeters and LeasyScan, and analysis of the multiyear data
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Transpiration efficiency (TE) measurements were carried out in a lysimetric system, which has been described in many papers by the group (see Vadez et al., 2014). In short, groundnut plants were grown in 1.2-m length and 20-cm diameter PVC tubes filled with Alfisol, with one plant per tube, with tube arrangement giving a spacing of 20-25 plant m-2. At three weeks after sowing, plant water use monitoring started by regularly weighing the cylinders. Four to eight replicated tubes were used for each genotype-by-treatment combination. Plant water use monitoring took place until maturity, when harvest was done and agronomic parameters were collected.