• Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Scientists develop herbicide-resistant rice

    Chennai (ISW): Farmers often use toxic chemicals to destroy unwanted vegetation in their fields but such use can also adversely affect yield of crops. Now Indian scientists have found a way to grow rice crop tolerant to herbicides. A consorti...

    2017-09-06 16:38:57.0
  • Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Vinegar: A cheap and simple way for drought-resistant crops

    Tokyo (ISJ) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), Japan have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought tolerance in a wide range of plants. The study reports a newly discovered biological pathway that ...

    2017-07-30 13:51:12.0
  • Researchers engineer crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes

    Researchers engineer crops that kill pests by shutting off their genes

    Berlin (ISJ) - Plants are among many eukaryotes that can "turn off" one or more of their genes by using a process called RNA interference to block protein translation. Researchers are now weaponizing this by engineering crops to produce specific RNA ...

    2017-07-30 08:50:53.0
  • Scientists engineer nanoparticles to detect herbicide levels

    Scientists engineer nanoparticles to detect herbicide levels

    Bangalore (Research Matters) -- Monitoring and managing the usage of pesticides and herbicides is a major challenge in an agriculture-driven economy like India. In recent years, several studies have detailed the health hazards of these chemicals, eve...

    2017-04-15 13:10:23.0
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