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Susan Fox

How Dry Seasons Affect Landscape Plants
7/1/2014 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Susan Fox, Nicole Ward Gauthier,
 Departments: County Extension, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)

Pattern, frequency, and amounts of rainfall are important components to plant health. Water is an essential plant component, making up 70 percent to 90 percent of plant mass. During dry seasons and drought conditions, plants become stressed. Growth ceases, nutrient transport slows, and plants wilt as cells become water-deficient. Severe, long-term, or consecutive drought events may cause permanent damage.

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