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Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen.
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study

The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen.

The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen.

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Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2019 | 9 min read
The agritech industry is editing plant genomes to feed a growing population, expand the produce aisle, and make tastier, more convenient food products.
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019 | 1 min read
The modification beefed up plant biomass by 40 percent in field tests.
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Shawna Williams | Mar 13, 2018 | 1 min read
An analysis of 40 years of data also finds declines in pest populations after the introduction of the GM crop.
Light-Tolerant Tomatoes
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 7, 2014 | 2 min read
Upping the expression of a single gene improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields. 
Barf-Less Brews
Tracy Vence | Jun 1, 2014 | 4 min read
Genetic engineering could help keep harmful toxins out of barley and beer, but will consumers with a thirst for craft malts and brews buy into it?
Sick Mold
Beth Marie Mole | May 1, 2013 | 2 min read
A virus that infects a crop-killing fungus can spread freely, opening the possibility of its use as a fungicide.
War-born Climate Change
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 3, 2012 | 1 min read
A nuclear war could have profound effects on crops yields around the world, according to a new study.
Better Biofuel Crops
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 1, 2012 | 1 min read
One way to increase biofuel production is to engineer plants that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, thereby expanding the range in which such crops can be grown. 
Biofuels by the Numbers
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Of the many available no- or low-carbon methods to harvest energy, including wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and solar approaches, conversion of plant biomass to liquid fuels is the most cost-effective strategy.
Growing Better Biofuel Crops
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 1, 2012 | 10+ min read
Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.
Revenge of the Weeds
Amy Coombs | May 20, 2012 | 6 min read
Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.
Conventional Yields Trump Organic
Bob Grant | Apr 26, 2012 | 1 min read
A new meta-analysis of farming practices suggests that traditional methods of cultivating food plants result in heftier harvests than do organic strategies.
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