International Sugar Journal

Researchers identify genes that may pave way for heat-resistant crops [Full subscriber]

Adverse impact on crop yields through global warming is well documented. Researchers at the University of California Riverside researchers have identified two genes that help plants sense heat. The research may ultimately enable scientists to engineer heat-resistant crops that are able to thrive despite global warming.

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Crop losses from global warming likely to hit the temperate zone most from insect pests [Full subscriber]

Researchers from several universities in the US claim that wheat, maize and rice yields (particularly in northern climates) are projected to fall as insects in temperate regions thrive in a warmer climate.

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