Plant-Water Relations (2): How Plants Manage Water Deficit and Why It Matters
(With Stephen Pallardy and Mel Oliver) - The availability of fresh water is possibly the greatest limitation to our ability to feed the growing human population. This Teaching Tool examines why water is so critical for plant growth and food production, as well as the mechanisms that plants have evolved to deal with pervasive or transient water shortages. It also addresses how the understanding of plant adaptations and acclimations to water deficit can be applied toward improving food production when water is limiting, through breeding and agronomic practices. 

Posted May 31, 2014.