Rice plants stress in heat, but they can't go indoors. And for rice farmers, that means lower yield and quality. So find out what scientists are doing about it.The rice plants, however, can't go inside. So, they stress. And for rice farmers, that means lower yield and quality. Most growers resign themselves to the facts. It's the summer in Texas. It's hot. But AgriLife Research plant physiologist, is studying what specifically affects rice plants under extreme environmental conditions. Knowing that, he believes, could lead to ways of helping plants thrive in the heat and other stressful conditions."We tend to view these environmental stresses as necessary evils--especially temperature stresses -- as if there is little we can do to counter the effect," he said. "We're finding that we can use specific knowledge of how the stress affects the plant to design prevention measures."
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