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Mahdi S. Abdal and Jagan N. Sharma

119 ORAL SESSION (Abstr. 598-604) VEGETABLE CROPS: STRESS PHYSIOLOGY

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Azadeh Behrooz, Kourosh Vahdati, Farhad Rejali, Mahmoud Lotfi, Saadat Sarikhani, and Charles Leslie

serious decline in crop production, especially for high-water requirement crops such as walnuts. Drought stress resulting from anthropogenic climate alteration is a serious constraint on fruit production and distribution worldwide ( Zia-ur-Rehman et al

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Jack W. Buxton

78 WORKSHOP 10 (Abstr. 681) Options and Outlook for Managing Water Stress in Horticultural Crops: Key Questions Tuesday, 25 July, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

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Kai Jia, Cunyao Yan, Huizhuan Yan, and Jie Gao

accounts for 32.07% of cultivated land in Xinjiang ( Zhang et al., 2017 ). Salt stress is one of the main abiotic stresses; it causes water deficit, ion toxicity, metabolic imbalance, and limits plant growth and crop yield ( Park et al., 2016 ; Ryu and Cho

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Nancy Ruiz-Lau, Fátima Medina-Lara, Yereni Minero-García, Enid Zamudio-Moreno, Adolfo Guzmán-Antonio, Ileana Echevarría-Machado, and Manuel Martínez-Estévez

( Contreras-Padilla and Yahia, 1998 ). The Habanero pepper is a very important crop in Mexico, and its demand is increasing in both national and international markets. Habanero peppers produced on the Yucatán Peninsula are considered to be of superior quality

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Aneela Nijabat, Adam Bolton, Muhammad Mahmood-ur-Rehman, Adeel Ijaz Shah, Rameez Hussain, Naima Huma Naveed, Aamir Ali, and Philipp Simon

vitamin A. It is an important cool-season crop that demonstrates optimum growth and sustainable production under low-temperature regimes i.e., 18 to 22 °C ( Rubatzky et al., 1999 ). Heat stress is the most adverse abiotic constraint that significantly

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Myung-Min Oh, Edward E. Carey, and C.B. Rajashekar

accumulation and crop yield ( Boyer, 1982 ). Therefore, the stress treatments aimed at improving the antioxidant levels in plants need to be mild enough not to adversely affect plant growth. In this study, the exposure of lettuce plants to mild water stress

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James Bunce

photosynthesis, although reproductive processes can be more sensitive and specific targets of stress in some species. In many crops, dry conditions occur after full canopy development so that slowing of leaf area development would have little impact on biomass

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Lenny Wells

Georgia would be expected to generate more favorable VPD and stem ψ values than those for the arid conditions of New Mexico. However, stem ψ values observed in Georgia reach the level of water stress for pecan at various times during crop development

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Rumana Yeasmin, Stephen P. Bonser, Satoru Motoki, and Eiji Nishihara

the growth of plants under different environmental temperatures. Heat stress has been reported as one of the most important causes of reductions in yield and dry biomass production in many crop plants ( Wahid et al., 2007 ). Nutrient uptake. High