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How tweaking `hybrid vigor` gene generates higher tomato crop yields

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:07

Researchers have determined a way to produce more tomato fruit without sacrificing that unique and necessary bushy plant shape.

New study raises concerns about future global crop yields

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 14:14

Researchers have revealed that about 30 percent of the major global cereal crops- rice, wheat and corn- may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers` fields, while raising concerns about efforts to increase food production to meet growing global populations.

Scientists find way to boost crop yield

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 11:40

Scientists have found a way to improve yields of some crops by understanding their evolutionary process that made them significantly more productive than others over the years, a study said.

Scientists find way to boost crop yield

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 23:02

Scientists have found a way to improve yields of some crops by understanding their evolutionary process that made them significantly more productive than others over the years, a study said.

Plant stress signals early warning about drought

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 21:00

In July this year, farmers in the US Midwest and plains regions watched crops wilt and die after a stretch of unusually low precipitation and high temperatures.