Tag Archives: heat tolerance

University of Arkansas leads research group seeking heat-tolerant rice

breeding heat-tolerant rice

The University of Arkansas is leading a research group working to identify the natural genetic variations in rice that allows the plant to produce high-quality grain in an environment of rising temperatures. The consortium of four universities recently received $4.65 million from the National Science Foundation to support their work. The team is studying the genetics of more than 400 ... Read More »

UF-led study may pay off with more heat-tolerant rice

Horticulture Professor Balasubramanian Rathinasabapathi , university of florida

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar. “The productivity of rice, one of the three major cereal grains feeding the world, is ... Read More »

Scientists screen for cultivars tolerant to high nighttime temps

high temperatures

The heat of the day is tough on crops, but it’s the heat of the night that keeps Arkansas rice growers worried. Arkansas has experienced several weeks of hot, dry weather and that’s growing concern among rice producers, says Jarrod Hardke, rice agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “If we don’t see more rain soon, we ... Read More »