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Why can some plants survive in cold climates, but others cannot? Al Pacheco Kovaleski, an expert in cold hardiness and dormancy in plants, joins us today to discuss his perspective on this intriguing topic…

Al is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here, he researches how plants control their cold hardiness and dormancy during the winter, and how that leads to bud break and flowering in the spring.

Listen in now to discover:

  • The strategies plants use to survive cold winters.
  • How evolution influences whether or not plants are able to live year-round.
  • What you can do to add renaissance to your plants – even in harsh conditions.
  • Why the study of acclimation is so complicated.

What insights does he share with fellow horticulturists? Click play to find out!

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