Latest Drought tolerance Stories

2010-02-01 13:08:24

Mizzou scientists have identified and recorded more than 1 billion base pairs of soybean DNA, which could lead to improvements for one of the world's most profitable crops In 2009, soybeans represented an almost $30 billion industry in the U.S. alone, making soybeans the second-most profitable crop next to corn. Worldwide, soybeans have been used in human foods and livestock feed for centuries and have been a key component in industrial products, such as plastics and soy biodiesel, an...

2009-11-19 08:11:32

Junior professor's breakthrough launches unprecedented number of publications in high-profile journals Breakthrough research done earlier this year by a plant cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside has greatly accelerated scientists' knowledge on how plants and crops can survive difficult environmental conditions such as drought. Working on abscisic acid (ABA), a stress hormone produced naturally by plants, Sean Cutler's laboratory showed in April 2009 how ABA helps plants...

2009-06-09 07:00:00

Gene Provides Yield Stability During Periods of Inadequate Water Supply ST. LOUIS and LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, June 9, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and BASF scientists unveiled the discovery that a naturally-occurring gene can help corn plants combat drought conditions and confer yield stability during periods of inadequate water supplies. The companies stated that they will use the gene in their first-generation drought-tolerant corn product which is...

2009-03-09 11:00:00

Company Applies for USDA Approval, Submissions in Key Import Markets to Follow ST. LOUIS, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In keeping with its commitment to deliver innovations for agriculture, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed regulatory submissions in the U.S. and Canada for the world's first biotech drought-tolerant corn product developed together with Germany-based BASF. The company applied for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of its...

2009-01-07 07:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As farmers around the world search for innovative new technologies to help them produce more with fewer resources, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it is a major step closer to delivering the world's first-ever drought-tolerant corn product to farmers. In the fourth-annual update of its Research and Development (R&D) pipeline, the world's leading agriculture company announced that its first- generation drought-tolerant...

2008-08-25 17:35:00

ETTER "“ At the end of the day, drought tolerance in corn has to equate to good yields and good quality, not just good looks, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.Dr. Wenwei Xu, AgriLife Research corn breeder from Lubbock, is working with crosses between temperate and tropically adapted varieties of corn to find a drought-tolerant plant that performs well under reduced irrigation."With the continuing decline of the Ogallala Aquifer water level and increasing cost of pumping water,...

2008-08-12 12:00:53

Rain Bird, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, named the finalists for its 2008 Intelligent Use of Water(TM) Award, which recognizes persons or organizations whose innovation, leadership, ingenuity and overall commitment to improved landscape water efficiency has raised the standard for outdoor water conservation. The five finalists were selected by a panel of judges according to pre-determined criteria, including demonstrated water savings, preservation...

Latest Drought tolerance Reference Libraries

2009-07-04 14:32:56

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.