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Maize gene could lead to bumper harvest

(PhysOrg.com) -- The discovery of a new ‘provisioning’ gene in maize plants that regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed could lead to increased crop yields and improve food ...

Jan 16, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Nitrate fertiliser wasted on sugarcane

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rising nitrogen fertiliser application to sugarcane crops globally and the potential for this fertiliser to be leached from soil and lost to the atmosphere have been highlighted in a new study led by The ...

May 09, 2011 not rated yet 0

Nematodes vanquish billion dollar pest

The larvae of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera beetles wreak havoc on maize. Feasting on the plants' roots, they are estimated to cause $1 billion of damage every year in the US. Ted Turlings from the University of Neuchatel, Switze ...

Jun 24, 2010 not rated yet 0

The amazing maze of maize evolution

Understanding the evolution and domestication of maize has been a holy grail for many researchers. As one of the most important crops worldwide and as a crop that appears very different from its wild relatives as a result ...

Oct 02, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0