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2015-03-25 15:01:38

They are sometimes known as the "meat of the poor". Beans, in their many forms, provide affordable protein and are vital for the food security for more than 400 million people in the developing world. Highly nutritious, rich in protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, iron, and other micronutrients, bean crops are a staple in many countries.

2014-09-19 16:21:19

Water- and money-saving project financed through recently-launched HERO PACE program SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Sept.

2013-02-18 14:18:27

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops, these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions.

2012-04-06 11:11:11

New research by UCLA life scientists could lead to predictions of which plant species will escape extinction from climate change.

2011-12-19 16:10:54

UC Riverside discovery creates new blueprint for engineering drought tolerant crops.

Image 1 - How Drought-tolerant Grasses Came To Be
2011-11-25 04:28:54

If you eat bread stuffing or grain-fed turkey this Thanksgiving, give thanks to the grasses — a family of plants that includes wheat, oats, corn and rice.

2011-06-27 12:38:02

As billion-dollar agricultural losses continue to mount in the withering Texas heat, Texas AgriLife Research scientists in Corpus Christi are taking a closer look at why some cotton varieties do better than others in drought conditions.

2011-05-11 16:47:28

VIB/UGent researchers have unveiled a mechanism that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to mild droughts.

2011-04-12 14:47:31

Just as monarch butterflies depend on circadian cues to begin their annual migration, so do plants to survive freezing temperatures.

2011-01-11 15:24:01

Purdue University researchers have found a genetic mutation that allows a plant to better endure drought without losing biomass, a discovery that could reduce the amount of water required for growing plants and help plants survive and thrive in adverse conditions.


Latest Drought tolerance Reference Libraries

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2009-07-04 14:32:56

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...

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  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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