Crop Growth Boosted 40% by Making Photosynthesis More Efficient

🕔Jan 11, 2019Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration […]

Rice: Engineering Plants for Improved Photosynthesis Boosts Yields

🕔Jan 11, 2019A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study publishing January 10 in the journal Molecular Plant. The […]

Corn: Illinois Study Identifies Key Drivers of Corn Photosynthesis

🕔Oct 5, 2018We may not be able to see them, but plant leaves are riddled with tiny pores that open to bring in carbon dioxide, the gas converted into sugars through the […]

Soy, Corn Biotech: 10% Yield Jump, Sooner Than You Think – DTN

🕔May 17, 2018For many years, advances in crop technology have focused on specific production traits like herbicide tolerance or insecticide production. Photosynthesis — the driving force behind all plant life — was […]

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

🕔Sep 15, 2017Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated […]

Researchers Discover a Special Power in Wheat

🕔Aug 18, 2016A new photosynthesis discovery at The University of Queensland may help breed faster-growing wheat crops that are better adapted to hotter, drier climates. A research team led by Queensland Alliance […]

Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050

🕔Mar 29, 2016In the race against world hunger, we’re running out of time. By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 […]

Illinois, Syngenta Team Up Over Photosynthesis Improvement Project

🕔Jan 11, 2016The University of Illinois (Illinois) and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, have signed an agreement to implement a commercialization strategy for intellectual property developed under the “RIPE: Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency […]

Photosynthesis Discovery May Lead to High Yield Crops

🕔Nov 17, 2015Crops with improved yields could more easily become a reality, thanks to a development by scientists. Researchers studying a biological process that enables tiny green algae to grow efficiently have […]

Can Scientists Hack Photosynthesis to Feed the World?

🕔Jul 15, 2015The world population, which stood at 5 billion in 1950, is predicted to increase to 10.5 billion by 2050. It’s a stunning number since it means the planet’s population has […]

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