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drought tolerance

the ability of plants to resist drought. See XEROPHYTE.
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Arcadia said Thursday after the close that Verdeca, a joint venture between the company and Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp (NYSE:BIOX), has received approval from the Department of Agriculture for its HB4 drought-tolerant soybeans.
For farmers to overcome these challenges, they must embrace climate-smart agricultural technologies that include planting drought-tolerant crops and conservation agriculture.
Drought busters Square up to the sun and plant a gravel garden around a skeleton of drought-tolerant evergreens, such as lavender, ballota and cistus, interwoven with sun-loving perennials.
Climate change, long hot summers and conservation of water are all hot topics right now and gardeners, particularly in the south-east, will readily appreciate the benefits of tough, drought-tolerant plants.
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has recommended the use of drought-tolerant varieties and technologies to help farmers cope with the ongoing El Nino phenomenon.
Rice farmers were advised to plant rice varieties that are drought-tolerant because they can better survive the extreme climatic condition such as the El Nino phenomenon, she said.
Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khurshid says the meeting discussed different suggestions for promoting high-value farming and high-efficient irrigation system, developing seeds of heat- and drought-tolerant varieties of crops.
Select drought-tolerant landscaping and opt out of an irrigation system to reduce your overall water usage.
The homeowner would like lots of color from easy-care, drought-tolerant plants that need little pruning and grow only 2 or 3 feet tall.
Choose native, drought-tolerant plants to reduce watering and, when you do need to water, always do it early morning or evening - never during the hottest part of the day.
As expected, transpiration rate response between the two drought-tolerant groups showed similar responses to declining soil moisture levels (Fig.