Researchers find lettuce gene key to hot-weather germination (The Grower)

March 29, 2013By tnguyenMedia Coverage, News No Comments

A group of researchers have identified a gene and the related enzyme responsible for halting lettuce germination during hot weather. The discovery could lead to year-round lettuce production, according to a news release. The study included researchers from the University of California, Davis, Arcadia Biosciences and Archarya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in India. Read full … Read More

Nitrogen-efficient crops: The holy grail of agricultural biotech (Genetic Literacy Project)

March 18, 2013By tnguyenMedia Coverage, News No Comments

Picture yourself walking down the narrow lanes of a poplar plantation in Minnesota surrounded by the slender, fast-growing trees farmed around the globe to make everything from paper to plywood to biofuels. Consider the resources it takes to develop a plot like this, particularly nitrogen, one of the 13 mineral nutrients necessary for plant growth. … Read More