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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield , and promote flowering in rice
Description: Using nitrogen fertilizer increases crop yields, but excess runoff causes environmental pollution. Moreover, in grains such as rice, large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can delay flowering, leaving the crop vulnerable to late-season cold weather. A recent study has identified a rice nitrate transporter that can be overexpressed to increase grain yield and accelerate flowering. This approach has the potential to improve grain yields while avoiding the downside of late maturation. [Source: American Society of Plant Biologists]
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Source: American Society of Plant Biologists
Publish Date: 2/23/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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