drought tolerance

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drought tolerance

the ability of plants to resist drought. See XEROPHYTE.
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As expected, transpiration rate response between the two drought-tolerant groups showed similar responses to declining soil moisture levels (Fig.
A new drought-tolerant wheat variety developed in Iraq with the support of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has increased yields four-fold.
The International Rice Research Institute yesterday called on rice farmers to try drought-tolerant varieties as the El Nino weather phenomenon continued to threaten farmers' livelihood and the country's food security.
Add to this an increasing choice of drought-tolerant plants and hopefully the sprinkler will become a thing of the past.
These varieties are also known for their drought-tolerant properties, preferable in areas where El Ni?
Kenya in particular has made some significant strides in this area; the introduction of non-GM drought-tolerant crops in the dry area of Kitui by Farm Africa is reported to have more than doubled yields of cowpea, sorghum and millet from 119kg per acre to 275kg per acre.
Most drought-tolerant plants have either aromatic leaves, fleshy and succulent leaves (which store moisture), grey leaves, hairy leaves (which shade themselves with their own hairs), long narrow leaves (which are good at shedding heat without water), or spikes (which act as 'fins' to cool the plant).
To address this issue, seasonal root proliferation, stomatal conductance (gs) and whole root system hydraulic conductance (kr) were investigated for a drought-tolerant rootstock (Vitis berlandieri x V rupestris 1103P) and a non-drought-tolerant rootstock (V riparia x V rupestris 101-14 Mgt), upon which had been grafted the same clone of Merlot.
Other drought-tolerant architectural stars include Astelia 'Silver Spear', its strap-like leaves reaching around 1.
Waterwise plants for sustainable gardens; 200 drought-tolerant choices for all climates.
n The ghaf is a drought-tolerant, evergreen tree that is possibly the sturdiest plant of the harsh desert environment and is suffering due to over grazing and habitat encroachment.