April 22, 2014

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    Giving drought the cold shoulder: A relationship between drought tolerance and fall dormancy in an agriculturally important crop

    Fall dormant/freezing tolerant plants often also exhibit superior tolerance to drought conditions compared to their non-fall dormant/freezing intolerant counterparts.   In a recent article published in AoB PLANTS, Pembleton and Sathish report the results of an experiment aimed to investigate this phenomenon in an agriculturally important crop.  Seven alfalfa cultivars with varying levels of fall dormancy/freezing […] More