CIMMYT Study Says Breeding New Crops Must Adapt to Climate Change

Research conducted by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has determined that climate change is affecting current plant breeding objectives, efficiency, and genetic gains, causing limitations to the breeding approach of the next generation. The goals for breeding and developing new crops have been changed by the rising »

Long Lost Chromosome Increases Nitrogen Efficiency of Modern Maize

Teosinte high protein 9 (THP9) is a chromosome that encodes an enzyme vital to the nitrogen metabolism of teosinte, maize's ancestor. It is highly expressed by teosinte, but not by modern maize. Its recent discovery offers maize breeders better opportunities to develop new lines that can be grown under limited »

EFSA Concludes GM Maize MON 95379 Safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel released its Scientific Opinion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) insect protected maize MON 95379, for import, processing, and food and feed uses within the European Union (EU) and does not include cultivation. Following the submission of application EFSA-GMO-NL-2020-170 under Regulation »

Plants Yield Better When Grown Among Genetically Similar Plants

Swiss scientists from the University of Zurich and Agroscope were able to identify genes that promote cooperation and higher yields of plant populations when monoculturally grown. The findings can help breeders develop plants with increased productivity using conventional breeding methods. They theorized that the most cooperative genotype will perform best »

Grape Sharing is Caring

Imagining a heavenly fruit or a fruit which is meant to be part of the royal darbar served to entertain the highness and served in front of you too. Sharing the premium fruit with one would make one feel privileged. Grape, a fruit introduced to the world first by Spain »

Grape Tips

Even after following the book rules still, some additional tactics might increase the yield and efficiency in the process of cultivation. Starting from soil preparation, right plantation, nurturing, irrigation, disease and pest control are the general factors which are to be ensured. Right Place Right growth: A large, open, sunny »

Grape: Believe it or Not

Be green or purple, raw or ripened even calling it one of the oldest fruit existing on Earth won’t be wrong. Living for at least 65 million years on this planet it has achieved a special position in the heart of inhabitants. Surprisingly it is also on the list »

Speed breeding- Increasing Crop Breeding in Less Time

Speed breeding accelerates plant breeding research, allowing for quicker varietal development, traits dissection, crossing, population mapping, backcrossing, a pyramiding of multiple traits into a single genotype for the development of multiple disease resistance, and the exploration of new phenotyping possibilities for specific desired traits as well as transgenic pipelines. Speed »

Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are investigations of relatively frequent single nucleotide variations to establish their connection with a particular phenotype or with a particular clinical condition. The approach includes analyzing the genomes of several populations in search of genomic variations that are more prevalent in individuals with a certain disease »

ACI Motors celebrates 15 Years of Glory

On 7 November 2022, ACI Motors celebrated its 15 years of glory. This wonderful journey started back in 7 November 2007. ACI Motors marked their presence by its significant contributions in agricultural economy. It stands stronger than ever in creating outstanding opportunities for agriculture, farmers and entrepreneurs. The event was »