A perspective on drought research for enhancing field crop productivity with special reference to breeding for drought resistance uri icon


  • The reoent surge in literature on drought resistance in cropplants has accentuated the challenge and excitement ofdrought research. It is essential to note, unlike the casewith most biotic stress factors, there is no nmiracle ourenfor drought, neither in plants themselves nor in fieldmanagement teohniques, nor i n o v e r a l l imdrovement of the agroclimate of the region (soil and water oonnarvationmeasures, aforestation, etc.). Rowever sufficient scopeexicsts to combine all these methods to increasesignificantly, and stabilize crop production in many semiarid regions

publication date

  • 1988