Tag: "crops" at biology news
New technologies coming too fast for Indian farmers
The arrival of genetically modified crops
has added another level of complexity to farming i... first detailed anthropological fieldwork on these crops
and the way they impact ?and are impacted by ?local culture. The study, published in the February ...
Scientists find genes involved in the battle between Hessian flies and wheat
... that nibble on the plant's leaves and can destroy crops
worldwide, but the Hessian fly larvae that survive eventually evolve methods to overcome plant defenses. Purdue University and USDA-Agriculture Research Service scientists trying to thwart the insect have identified Hessian fly genes that nullify to...
Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content
...omatoes, we can work on applying it to cereals and crops
for less developed countries where folate deficiencies are a very serious problem." Folate is one of the most vital nutrients for the human body's growth and development, which is why folate-rich diets are typically suggested for women planning a ...
Ancient genes used to produce salt-tolerant wheat
...arable land is affected by salinity. Salt tolerant crops
can provide farmers with income for remediation, as well as helping to stabilise soil from wind and water erosion....
Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion
...f a group of plant viruses called begomoviruses on crops
such as tomato and tobacco. These viruses are transmitted by this whitefly. In many countries and regions, including China, the outbreaks of the B whitefly have also seen the gradual disappearance of some native whitefly biotypes. Many scientists ...
Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize
...ery opens new possibilities for the development of crops
that are multiply resistant to viruses, insects, f...hat would not otherwise be possible, from improved crops
to inexpensive pharmaceutical production to other applications in biotechnology,?said Birchler, prof...
Warning from Asian bees
...re more productive with their help. “And almond crops
rely entirely on honeybees for pollination and Australia’s young almond industry is booming right now in the tri-State region.” Since varroa mite and other bee diseases hit America and wiped out huge numbers, US beekeepers have also relied on NSWg...
New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture
Genetically modified (GM) crops
may contribute to increased productivity in sustai...University, “We can now answer the question: Do Bt crops
have effects on beneficial insects and worms" The answer is that it depends to a large degree upon t...
Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops
...in pesticides – through application or exposure to crops
through runoff – disrupt natural nitrogen-fixing communications between crops
and soil bacteria. The disruption results in lower yields or significantly delayed growth. In a p...
Discovery in orange cauliflower may lead to more nutritious crops
...rient vitamin A. While cauliflower and many staple crops
have the ability to synthesize beta-carotene, they...a place to store the compound. Developing staple crops
with more vitamin A is important because vitamin A deficiency, common in developing countries, leads...
Research identifies protein that signals flowering in squash plants
...ypically flower in late spring or early summer. SD crops
include rice and maize, and LD crops
include wheat, barley, oats and peas. Day-neutral plants will flower under either long or short days...
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