Plant breeding: Discovery in a dry spell

Eisenstein, M. (2013) Plant breeding: Discovery in a dry spell. Nature, 501. S7-S9.

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Rice growers in the northeastern Indian state of Jharkhand have known for some time how to maximize crop yields during droughts: they cultivate their seed beds during the hot, dry summer months and transplant the seedlings at the start of the rainy season in July. Unfortunately, these strategies are increasingly ineffective in the face of highly erratic rainfall and drought patterns, and the results have been devastating...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolstering crop, Breeders, Conventional breeding, Molecular breeding.
Author Affiliation: Michael Eisenstein is a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 10:23
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