Critical Plant Gene Takes Unexpected Detour That Could Boost Biofuel Yields

June 19,2018

Crops    |   Plant Cells    |   Research   

For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function--produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets. But for Wellington Muchero,...

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Agricultural Researchers Boost Fight Against Malnutrition with Staple Crops

June 19,2018

Crops    |   Research   

Breeding research by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is generating not only higher-yielding maize and wheat varieties but also more nutritious ones, according to a recent post...

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Genetic Engineering Researcher: Politicians Are Deaf to People’s Ethical Concerns

June 18,2018

Crops    |   GMO    |   Research   

While a many Danes question whether genetically modified foods are unnatural, this concern is much less apparent among politicians, according to Professor Jesper Lassen at the University of Copenhagen's Department...

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Multi-Million Funding Boost For Crop Resilience

June 18,2018

Crops    |   News    |   Research   

UK universities and research centres which improve the resilience, sustainability and quality of major crops will benefit from a funding package worth around £5.3 million over five years, Environment Secretary...

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Scientists Unravel Effects of Alternative Splicing on Plant Responses to Cold Temperatures

June 15,2018

Genetic Diversity    |   Innovation   

Research by a group of scientists from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute, along with partners from Glasgow and Durham universities, has found that a genetic process...

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Warmer Climate will Dramatically Increase the Volatility of Global Corn Crops

June 15,2018

Climate Change    |   Corn   

Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that...

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Genetic Control of Wheat Grain Size Under the Microscope

June 14,2018

Plant Breeding    |   Research    |   Wheat   

The genetic control of wheat grain size is now better understood, thanks to an AHDB-funded PhD Studentship. Student Jemima Brinton spent three years (2014–17) looking at the genetic control of grain...

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Predicted Environmental Changes Could Significantly Reduce Global Production of Vegetables

June 14,2018

Climate Change    |   Crops    |   Food   

The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), is the first systematically to examine the extent to which projected changes such as increases in temperature...

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Ancient Agricultural Activity Caused Lasting Environmental Changes

June 14,2018

Research   

Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. The finding-- discovered by a team of international...

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Lessons in Leadership

June 14,2018

Business    |   Leadership   

Taking on more responsibility and moving into a management role can bring new challenges. Our sister publication Seed World asked three national leaders in the industry to share their philosophy and...

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Olive Oil Production Threatened by New Deadly Plant Pathogen Recently Introduced to Europe

June 13,2018

Crops    |   Disease    |   News   

One of the iconic ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, which often has been associated with beneficial effects in the prevention of cancer as well as several other disorders, is extra-virgin...

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High-Protein Corn Also Resistant To Parasitic Weed

June 13,2018

Corn    |   Disease   

The world produces more corn by weight than any other cereal crop. Corn, also known as maize, is a staple food in many countries. But farmers growing corn face many...

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P3 Generation, Performance in Three Dimensions

June 12,2018

Corn, Sorghum & Oilseeds    |   INSIDERS   

More than 10 years ago, Euralis operated a complete reshuffling of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) breeding program. The goal was to build a new approach focused on hybrids and...

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European and French Studies Disprove Seralini’s GM Maize Claims

June 12,2018

GM Maize    |   Maize    |   Research   

Three studies including GRACE and G-TwYST at European level and GMO90+ in France launched by European and French authorities disprove the controversial study on genetically modified (GM) maize by Gilles-Éric...

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How Plants Work on the Inside

June 12,2018

News   

Vascular tissue in plants distributes water and nutrients, thereby ensuring constant growth. Each newly developed cell needs to develop into its respective cell type in the vascular tissue. A team...

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EU Continues to Top Global Agri-Food Trade

June 11,2018

Business    |   EU    |   News   

With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products. EU exports of...

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Horticultural Crops to Benefit from Improved Resistance to Bacterial Infections

June 11,2018

Disease    |   UK   

Research into the relationship between bacterial diseases and host plants could lead to improvements in breeding for disease resistance in horticultural crops says research organisation NIAB EMR. Bacterial canker is a...

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Organic Insect Deterrent for Agriculture

June 11,2018

Organics   

Traditional insecticides are killers: they not only kill pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils, lakes, rivers and seas. A team...

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Plant Protection Producer Ukravit Opens $7 Million Research Center In Ukraine

June 08,2018

Plant Breeding    |   Research    |   Soil   

Ukravit group of companies, one of the largest producers of plant protection agents and micro-fertilizers in Ukraine, has invested about $7 million in opening the research center “Institute of Plant...

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Breeding Better Brazilian Rice

June 08,2018

Research    |   Rice   

Outside Asia, no other country produces as much rice as does Brazil. It is the ninth largest rice producer in the world. Average annual yields are close to 15 million...

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