Drought tolerance

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Drought tolerance

The capacity of a landscape plant to function well in drought conditions.
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Seed is now available in markets with agriculturists being asked to prioritize short-season types and drought-tolerant crops that are suitable for their regions.
Add to this an increasing choice of drought-tolerant plants and hopefully the sprinkler will become a thing of the past.
LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drought-tolerant succulents are all the rage and Juicykits.
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).
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.
Damascus, (SANA) - Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) on Sunday signed with Gaziantep Pistachio Research Institute in Turkey an agreement on boosting the applied scientific cooperation in the field of developing the plant of drought-tolerant fruitful trees.
Even if you have selected and are using drought-tolerant plants as a way to lessen water requirements, those plants will require nearly the same amount of water as non-drought-tolerant plants until they are fully established in two to three years.
BEGIN A PURPLE LOW-WATER BORDER Plant these drought-tolerant perennials in hues of purple and lilac to make a fine display this summer: Achillea millefolium 'Lavender Beauty', Cistus x purpureas, lavender, Phlomis tuberosa, salvia, and Verbena bonariensis.