• phys.org | 5/22/2018 | Staff
    To feed the burgeoning human population, it is vital that the world figures out ways to boost food production. Increasing crop yields through conventional plant breeding is inefficient – the...
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  • phys.org | 5/11/2018 | Staff
    Insect pests cause a huge amount of damage to crops globally. In Australia alone, pests are responsible for around A$360 million of crop losses a year. Controlling pest outbreaks is crucial for food...
    321 views n.king
  • ScienceDaily | 4/27/2018 | Staff
    But why are grasses more tolerant to water scarcity? Can other food crops be bred for this property, too, to assure or boost agricultural yields in the future? This could be important in the face of...
    542 views erinmmarion
  • phys.org | 4/27/2018 | Staff
    Cereal crops are much more drought-tolerant than other plants. Researchers from Würzburg have now found out why that is so. Their insight could help breed crops that are more resistant to drought.
    345 views jenn1020
  • phys.org | 4/25/2018 | Staff
    Could we soon be forced to do without a glass of orange juice or a slice of grapefruit at breakfast? The answer is unfortunately yes. After decimating orange groves in Florida and trees in...
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  • ScienceDaily | 3/6/2018 | Staff
    Using this method to increase diversity among plant populations could serve to create varieties that are able to withstand drought or disease in crops or other plant populations, and the researchers...
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  • phys.org | 3/6/2018 | Staff
    A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers...
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