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Aussie researchers find a fertilizer ‘trick’ to boost yields

July 13, 2017
By The Weekly Times

By manipulating gene networks to trick plants into thinking phosphate is scarce researchers have discovered the plants use the key nutrient up to 50 per cent more efficiently.

Results boosted plant performance under limited phosphate by targeting genes that regulate phosphate transport in plant roots, resulting in increased phosphate uptake without the negative effects on plant growth and yield. | READ MORE


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