Hybrid Rice

Hybrid Rice

Hybrid rice is a type of rice that is produced by crossbreeding two or more varieties of rice plants. The resulting plants have improved characteristics…
Rice Harvesting

Rice Harvesting

Harvesting is the process of gathering the useful part or parts of a plant. It is a man-made intervention, carried out when all of the…
A Breakthrough in Rice Breeding will Feed Billions of People

A Breakthrough in Rice Breeding will Feed Billions of People

Rice breeding is the process of developing new varieties of rice with desired traits such as disease resistance, high yield, and improved nutritional content. Recently,…
Carbon-free Fertilizer Production

Carbon-free Fertilizer Production

Fertilizers are made from natural ingredients, so their production necessitates the use of natural resources such as natural gas, water, and land. TFI member companies…
New Zealand Intends to Tax Emissions from Animal Dung and Poop

New Zealand Intends to Tax Emissions from Animal Dung and Poop

In an effort to assist the nation fulfill its climate change targets, New Zealand proposes to charge agricultural emissions, including those related to the burps,…
Plant Breeding to Increase Crop Yields

Plant Breeding to Increase Crop Yields

According to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Samuel Wuest of the University of Zurich and Agroscope, Switzerland, and colleagues,…
Discovering Tropical Plant Invasion

Discovering Tropical Plant Invasion

An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native. Invasive species can harm…
Many Vegetarian Meat Substitutes have Low Nutritional Quality

Many Vegetarian Meat Substitutes have Low Nutritional Quality

The popularity of plant-based meat has skyrocketed in recent years. Plant-based meat substitutes are now available, including options for chicken, beef, pork, and even fish.…
Toxic Fungal Toxins in Wheat – a Growing Concern

Toxic Fungal Toxins in Wheat – a Growing Concern

Wheat, the most widely cultivated crop on the planet, is increasingly under attack from harmful toxins. According to a study led by fungal biologist Dr.…
Researchers Have Discovered an Elusive Carbon Dioxide Sensor that Regulates Water Loss in Plants

Researchers Have Discovered an Elusive Carbon Dioxide Sensor that Regulates Water Loss in Plants

Researchers first learned that plants can detect carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations more than 50 years ago. Stomata, or “breathing” pores in leaves, open and close…
Hope for Wheat that Will Resist Drought is Sown by a New Green Revolution Gene Discovery

Hope for Wheat that Will Resist Drought is Sown by a New Green Revolution Gene Discovery

Following an amazing scientific discovery, reduced height, or semi-dwarf, wheat types with enhanced drought resistance may soon be planted in fields all over the world.…
Higher Plant Diversity and Better Soil Health Can Be Found in Less Intensively Managed Grasslands

Higher Plant Diversity and Better Soil Health Can Be Found in Less Intensively Managed Grasslands

For the first time, research has demonstrated that British grazed grasslands with less intense management had, on average, 50% more plant species and greater soil…
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