Winter is Coming: Can Lentils be Hardened to Grow in the Cold?
If you’re in agriculture, you may not immediately think of lentils as something that can thrive in the winter. However, new research by Texas A&M is testing those steadfast beliefs; since Texas doesn’t get enough precipitation in the summer, the university has turned to alternative crops for cultivation.
That’s where lentils come in. Initial studies have been using a variation of traditional lentils to test how they fare against winter wheat and canola.
If studies prove positive, crop diversity and crop options in Texas and other sunbelt states would improve dramatically.