Imagine sugarcane that doesn't have to be grown in the south. Researchers may have managed just that. They've developed chill-tolerant hybrid sugarcane that can grow at lower temperatures.

Surveillance of the extracellular environment by immune receptors is of central importance to eukaryotic survival. The rice receptor kinase XA21, which confers robust resistance to most strains of the Gram-negative bacterium Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is representative of a large class of cell surface immune receptors in plants and animals. We report the identification of a previously undescribed Xoo protein, called RaxX, which is required for activation of XA21-mediated immunity.

FUZHOU - Scientists from China, Sweden and the United States have developed a high-yielding rice that can reduce methane emissions, a major greenhouse gas blamed for global warming, from paddies.

A genetically-modified cereal crop that produces fish oil in its seeds has been grown successfully for the first time in Britain, scientists have announced.

Improving environmental adaptation in crops is essential for food security under global change, but phenotyping adaptive traits remains a major bottleneck. If associations between single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) alleles and environment of origin in crop landraces reflect adaptation, then these could be used to predict phenotypic variation for adaptive traits. We tested this proposition in the global food crop Sorghum bicolor, characterizing 1943 georeferenced landraces at 404,627 SNPs and quantifying allelic associations with bioclimatic and soil gradients.

West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Sherpur, Jun 11 (UNB)-Production of BRRI-dhan 63, a fine quality high-yielding rice variety newly developed by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), has raised great optimism among farmers in

Derived oils with high oleic acids are free from trans fatty acids that pose high risk of heart ailments

The Karnataka government will soon launch a consortium to breed improved millets that can withstand prolonged heat and cold conditions, in its ongoing effort to increase productivity of highly nutr

Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed has said that the high yielding hybrid maize seed, jointly evolved by the breeders of Maize & Millet Research Institute Sahiwal and the expe