1. Researchers find lettuce gene key to hot-weather germination

    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…Continue Reading »
  2. Nitrogen-efficient crops: The holy grail of agricultural biotech

    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….Continue Reading »