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The deep, sandy soils at the Sandhills Research Station in North Carolina (a part of North Carolina State University) are ideal for drought-tolerance research in soybeans. Withholding water for 2 weeks in August is sufficient to induce a severe drought so that plant response, including yield, can be evaluated. Typically, plants are irrigated each week from planting through August 1, after which nature takes over.


Photo by Thomas Carter.

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