Chinese scientists uncover gene for rice adaption to low soil nitrogen

IMAGE: a. OsTCP19-H is significant correlated with soil nitrogen content. b-f. OsTCP19-H significantly increases grain yield and NUE under LN and MN conditions. view more  Credit: IGDB Chinese scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have found a gene that plays an important role in helping rice […]

Flag leaves could help top off photosynthetic performance in rice

The flag leaf is the last to emerge, indicating the transition from crop growth to grain production. Photosynthesis in this leaf provides the majority of the carbohydrates needed for grain filling–so it is the most important leaf for yield potential. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) found […]

Flag leaves could help top off photosynthetic performance in rice — ScienceDaily

The flag leaf is the last to emerge, indicating the transition from crop growth to grain production. Photosynthesis in this leaf provides the majority of the carbohydrates needed for grain filling — so it is the most important leaf for yield potential. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute […]

Will Rising Temperatures Make Rice Too Toxic?

Rice feeds about half the world, but it is vulnerable to rising temperatures. Increased heat boosts the arsenic uptake from soil to rice plants, perhaps to toxic levels for infants. A new analysis presented at AGU’s virtual Fall Meeting 2020 revealed the root cause of this potentially poisonous transfer, providing another clue for […]

Echo from the past makes rice paddies a good home for wetland plants

IMAGE: Rice paddies which were originally wetland are able to provide a new home for the original wetland plant species that were present. Conversely, paddies which were not originally wetland are… view more  Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University studied the biodiversity of wetland plants over time in rice paddies […]

Why We Oppose Golden Rice

Stop Golden Rice

By the Stop Golden Rice Network (SGRN) (Released today in commemoration of the International Day of Protest Against Golden Rice, now in its 7th year) The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as a solution to the worsening hunger and malnutrition associated with […]