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drought tolerance

the ability of plants to resist drought. See XEROPHYTE.
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It says farmers are advised not to plant crops when the soil moisture is too low to allow for germination and subsequently sustain crops, adding as the season is already running out of time and farmers are advised to use drought tolerant and early maturing varieties/ crops.
The DroughtGard technology was developed by Monsanto and is the first transgenic drought tolerant hybrids.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan Wednesday informed the Senate that the government was working to mitigate the effects of drought on agriculture by introducing high yielding drought tolerant varieties in the country.
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod has undertaken research for developing tissue culture technology for rapid multiplication of coconut planting material and has also conducted research in collaboration with CDB for production of drought tolerant palms.
The aim of the initiative is to come up with and introduce a royalty free drought tolerant and insect tolerant maize for smallholder farmers in Africa.
The objective of this study was to characterize drought tolerant and susceptible spring wheat cultivars on the basis of physiological and yield attributes.
For years researchers have been studying how to develop cattle that are heat and drought tolerant.
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Phormiums (New Zealand flax) are drought tolerant, wind tolerant and will grow in coastal conditions.
Many low-growing, spreading evergreens thrive in poor, well-drained soil and sunny sites and once established become very drought tolerant.