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Golf-Course Fungicide Could Produce Smaller, Environmentally Friendly Corn Plants
2012-05-16 06:27:57

[ Watch the Video ] A fungicide commonly used on golf courses could hold the key to producing miniaturized corn plants which require less water and fertilizer to grow and be more environmentally friendly, a researcher at Purdue University in Indiana has discovered. Burkhard Schulz, an assistant professor of plant biochemical and molecular genetics at the school, had previously observed that using a chemical known as brassinazole to inhibit a corn plant's steroid biosynthesis would...

For Stronger Corn, Make It All Female
2011-12-01 05:00:02

A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops. Burkhard Schulz, an assistant professor of horticulture and landscape architecture, wanted to understand the relationship between natural brassinosteroids - a natural plant steroid hormone - and plant architecture, specifically plant height. Schulz said corn could benefit by becoming shorter and sturdier, but the mechanisms that control those traits are...


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