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Achieving more crop per drop

Nature Plants volume 1, Article number: 15118 (2015) | Download Citation

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Raising the water productivity of crops, such that they yield more with less water, is one route to raising food production over the coming century. To achieve this goal, breeders must look beyond the conservative strategies that plants employ to cope with drought in the wild.

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  1. William J. Davies is at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK.

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  2. Malcolm J. Bennett is at the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, LE12 5RD, UK.

    • Malcolm J. Bennett

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