Monday, April 9, 2012

A sweet sorghum cousin shows a lot of promise

This is great news about improvements in grain-type sorghum, a relative of sweet sorghum, that shares sweet sorghum's drought tolerance. With plant breeding (not genetic engineering) scientists have developed a sorghum that does not develop dangerous prussic acid during extreme droughts, and so can be fed to animals. http://scienceblog.com/53106/new-sorghum-could-help-drought-stricken-farmers/

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