Plants are shorting themselves on yield—and have been for years. Photorespiration robs plants of up to 40% of their yield potential and researchers are out to shortcut that process and regain productivity.
Researchers have identified new resistance genes. They've found two new resistance genes from wild soybean varieties. These are being bred into commercial varieties for testing, where they’ve proven to be effective.
Enlist E3 soybeans, jointly developed by Dow Agrosciences and MS Technologies, is finally approved for import by China. Reuters reports the country approved five new genetically modified crops for import.