An international collaboration has discovered a biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) trait that, when transferred to growing wheat varieties, can reduce the use of fertilizers for wheat crops and increase yields.
Nitrogen-efficient wheats can provide more food with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, new study shows
Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.
Source: Horti Daily (26 Aug 2021)
At CIMMYT’s experimental station in Toluca, Mexico, scientists use greenhouse technologies to develop improved varieties that boost production, prevent crop disease and improve smallholder farmers’ livelihood.
Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.