Performance of low phosphorus tolerant rice genotypes under drought stress

Cleber Morais Guimarães, Luís Fernando Stone, Maria da Conceição Santana Carvalho, José Manoel Colombari Filho


The identification of genotypes more tolerant to water deficit and more efficient in the use of nutrients little available in the soil is an important low-cost strategy to promote sustainable agriculture in marginalized regions. In this sense, a study was carried out in the SITIS Phenotyping Platform of the Embrapa Rice & Beans, with the objective of evaluating the drought tolerance of upland rice genotypes tolerant to phosphorus (P) deficiency. The experimental design was performed in a randomized complete block with split-split plots and two replications. In the plots were established two water regimes (with and without water deficit), in the subplots two soil phosphorus contents (25 and 200 mg dm-3) and in sub-subplots 48 upland rice genotypes. Under water deficit, the grain yield was higher at the lowest soil P content; however, in the absence of water deficit, it was higher under the highest soil P content. The genotypes AB 062037, AB 062041, AB 062138, Arroz Mato Grosso, BRA 02601, BRA 052045, CNA 4098, CNA 6187, Guapa, Guaporé and Rio Paranaíba were classified in the most productive group under both water regimes. The most productive genotypes under water deficit showed higher root density in the deeper soil layers. The most productive genotypes in the two water regimes were also those that showed the highest evapotranspiration.


Oryza sativa L., abiotic stress, root system, evapotranspiration


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