Growing organic rice as a market niche is not easy according to researchers from Texas A & M AgriLife

Growing organic rice has the potential to become a market niche providing good purchase prices for the farmers, but growing organic rice requires much more than just sowing the seeds and letting the plants grow until harvest time. Scientists from Texas A & M AgriLife Research and Extension Center-Beaumont are …

Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice

Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm (seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo) produce high levels of antioxidant-boosting pigments called anthocyanins. The resulting purple endosperm rice holds potential for decreasing …

European Researchers’ Night 2017

  Date: 29.09.2017 Time: 17-22h Venue: Agrobioinstitute, 8 bul. Dragan Tzankov, Sofia, Bulgaria Topic: Plants-biodiversity and use You can meet scientists from: Agrobioinstitute (ABI), Sofia, Agricultural Academy Institute of cryobiology and food technology (ICFT), Sofia, Academy Institute of ornamental plants (IOP), Negovan, Agricultural Academy Biological faculty(BF), Sofia University PROGRAM Scientific …

Multisite genome editing in cotton

In a recent study published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal, a team of Chinese researchers with Pengcheng Wang as a leading author from the Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, presented a successful attempt to simultaneously edit several loci in the genome of cotton. For this purpose, the scientists have …