Drought and physiological stress in plants
Drought imposes a physiological stress on the tissues of plants, which can be noticed by the brown of the lawns, wrinkled leaves and falling leaves of trees these signs show that the plant tries to conserve the little water it has left.
Measuring how water loss manifests in plants is crucial to understanding how forests will change and what types of food we will plant in the next few years.
Our line of plant physiology has been used in research on water stress. A study published this year quantified the effects of leaf spraying on wheat under normal conditions and under water stress. Selenium spraying was done with CI-340 and increased nutrient uptake and overall wheat yield.
In a recent study, which compared species of millet in China, CI-203 helped to determine plant growth parameters. The hybrid variety of millet showed greater resistance to drought.