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Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side
...nt yield increase in two decades. Yet the world's agriculturists
are using only 25 percent of the genetic diversity available. In other words, the same types of rice have been cultivated over and over again, effectively reducing rice's natural diversity. With so much homogeneity, the researchers explain, rice ha...
Virulent Fungus Devastating Potato Crops
...ive when applied before late blight strikes. Many agriculturists
consider such treatment as ineffective against the disease. In the article, the researchers note that the short-term response has been to use more fungicide. Other solutions, such as developing disease resistant varieties, they say, could be five to...
Quality of herbal remedies often is guesswork, expert says
...a plant that produces more of one active compound, agriculturists
interested in improving medicinal plants might need to work on enhancing the biological activity of the entire plant, a process that would require sophisticated animal and humans tests. "This is a much more daunting task," Simon says. Because the env...
Purdue researcher solves sorghum mystery
...ms of fat. The digestibility problem has mystified agriculturists
for years. "We've recognized this the last 20 years and not known what to do with it," Hamaker said. "If this had been corn, you'd probably have had 20 laboratories working on it." Associate Dean of Agriculture Randy Woodson said Hamaker's research i...
Purdue to help NASA create life-supporting ecosystem in space
... Howard, and we found the best food scientists and agriculturists
at Alabama A&M." Research teams will integrate scientists and engineers from all three universities. Half of the center's funding and efforts will be directed toward research in waste management in space. Twenty percent will go toward systems analysi...