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Jun 21

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute releases three new high-yielding varieties of paddy

Scientists of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) have invented three new high-yielding varieties of paddy, in addition to the existing 94 Aman and Boro varieties. The three varieties—BRRI Dhan-90 and BRRI Dhan-91 of Aman varieties and BRRI Dh

Jun 20

Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to improve farmers’ resilience to drought

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, FAO’s head stresses need to use both “simple solutions” and hi-tech tools to prevent a drought from turning into famine. Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions

Jun 19

Columbia University researcher studies how climate change affects crops in India

In a paper published in Environmental Research Letters, Kyle Davis from Data Science Institute of Columbia University found that in India, the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather; their yields vary s

Jun 18

New interdisciplinary research focuses on crop resilience

Research suggests that microbes in the soil, roots and leaves have important impacts on plant health and productivity. Now, new interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University and three Danish universities will examine the roles of plant-ass

Jun 17

Northeast China expands soybean cultivation, reduces reliance on US imports

China has been expanding the amount of land used to grow soybeans and diversifying its source of imports to reduce reliance on imports from the US  - its second-largest supplier - amid a yearlong trade war between the world's two largest economies. In

Jun 14

New research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine

These Arabidopsis plants are part of studies to determine links between the plant defense system and circadian clock carried out by Hua Lu, professor of biological sciences at UMBC, and her lab members. The results could lead to plants that are more effe

Jun 13

Northeast China expands soybean cultivation, reduces reliance on US imports

China has been expanding the amount of land used to grow soybeans and diversifying its source of imports to reduce reliance on imports from the US  - its second-largest supplier - amid a yearlong trade war between the world's two largest economies. In

Jun 12

Crop scientists looking for ways to beat the heat

Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they say that they’ve built the world’s first facility to help them prove it. In a lush field n

Jun 11

China: Trials underway for saltwater rice strains

Researchers from Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center apply fertilizer to rice seedlings in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, May 9, 2019. (Photo/Xinhua) China has planted about 300 new strains of saltwater-tolerant rice on

Jun 10

System uses plants to lure fall armyworm away from maize fields

Climate conditions in Nepal are suitable for the establishment of fall armyworm, which could cause considerable crop loss if not managed properly. The fall armyworm is a destructive pest that has a voracious appetite for maize and other crops. Through th