Improvement Of Drought Resistance In Pearl Millet uri icon

abstract

  • Pearl millet is grown almost exclusively in arid and semiaridtropical areas characterized by high growing seafon temperatures,low and frequently erratic rainfall, and shallow or sandysoils. Inadequate moisture is the major limitation to productionin most of the areas. The crop appears to adapt to these conditionsby a combination of short-duration important developmentalperiods and considerable development plasticity to maximize itsuse of short periods of favorable moisture. Little is known of itspossible physiological adaptations to stress, although the limitedinformation available suggests a significant heat tolerance

publication date

  • 1981