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2014-04-17 23:02:16

US Bio Carbon announces a new solution to the nitrates runoff problem. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Recently many countries, including the United States and Japan, have reached a state of diminishing returns regarding the use of artificial fertilizers, according to recent research done by Oregon State University. Artificial fertilizer can allow farmers to maintain land productivity in regions where the nutrient cycle is no longer completed efficiently due to pesticides...

2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

Secret Of Short Stems
2013-11-12 14:21:25

Max Planck Institute Arabidopsis plants that only reach half their normal height have a mutation in the biosynthesis of the plant growth factor gibberellin The normal height to which plants grow is a critical trait. In the wild Arabidopsis thaliana uses the same genetic changes in the biosynthesis of the growth factor gibberellin to cut its size in half as found in semi-dwarf varieties of rice and barley that have been bred by people. When expressing the same phenotype, various plant...

Carbon Dioxide Reduces Crop Yields
2012-12-01 10:45:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Atmospheric carbon dioxide content continues its climb, heating up the climate. For plants, however, the gas is a necessary part of their survival. It provides the carbon needed to produce glucose and other important substances, leading scientists to question if more carbon dioxide is better. The answer isn't as simple as that, unfortunately. The plants used for our most basic food supply today have not been bred for vertical...

2012-01-23 10:32:28

Following a Japan-UK research collaboration, a new method for marker assisted breeding is being used to slash the time it takes to isolate new traits such as salt tolerance. Details of the new method, called MutMap, will be published in Nature Biotechnology on Sunday so they can be used by scientists and breeders worldwide to dramatically accelerate crop breeding. "The beauty of the new method is its simplicity," said Professor Sophien Kamoun, co-author on the paper and Head of The...

2011-06-21 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered remarks at the 2011 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Department of State. The former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, and the former President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, were jointly selected to receive the 2011 World Food Prize for their...

2011-05-27 00:00:27

Herbicide use, technology transfer and education could bolster crop yields tenfold. Nairobi, Kenya (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Even a modest increase in the transfer of technology and information through the agriculture value chain would increase crop production in Africa tenfold, according to experts who took part in the FCI Trade Summit in May 15-18 in Nairobi, Kenya. Increasing food productivity is imperative as farmers prepare to double food production to feed more than 9 billion people by...

2010-11-11 12:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Texas AgriLife Research, an agency of the Texas A&M University System, have announced the open call for applications for students interested in pursuing research in wheat or rice plant breeding. Applications for the third round of funding from Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) are being accepted now through February 1, 2011. Funds are available for scholars pursuing a...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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