Drought: Resistance

Authored by: Graeme C. Wright , Nageswararao C. Rachaputi

Atmosphere and Climate

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138339675
eBook ISBN: 9780429440984
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429440984-27

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Abstract

Drought can be considered as a set of climate pressures that can result from a combination of heat, aerial, or soil water deficits, as well as salinity. The diversity of drought created from these phenomena has led to the selection of numerous types of resistance mechanisms that operate at different levels of life organization. This entry reviews drought in the context of crop production, defining circumstances in which growth or yield of the crop is reduced because of insufficient water supply to meet the crop’s water demand.

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