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East Malling research into growing fruit during drought

21 March 2012 Last updated at 15:16 GMT

With hosepipe bans beginning in April throughout the South East, scientists at East Malling Research are working out how irrigation can be kept to a minimum in Kent's orchards.

Commercial trials are also taking place to try and deliver water savings on produce such as strawberries without reducing the yield or quality of the fruit.