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Woman holding a wilted bean plant and man holding a healthy one
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Man in greenhouse demonstrating the cloth covering

Matthew Gilbert demonstrates the greenhouse covering for only the young seedlings; the adult plants are exposed to the sun to better simulate drought in the field. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo)

Drought and the bean stalk

By Brad Hooker

A team of UC Davis researchers is raising the roof to understand and measure exactly how the two most popular types of dry beans deal with drought stress.

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