Tag Archives: rice varieties

CRISPR-edited rice plants produce higher yields

Jian Zang Zhu, Purdue University

A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing to develop a rice variety that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through traditional breeding. The team, led by Jian-Kang Zhu, a distinguished professor in Purdue’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and director of the ... Read More »

Look how far the industry has come!

Vicky Boyd

As I drove home last summer after photographing sweet rice harvest in Northern California, I was itching so badly I could hardly sit still. But my discomfort also brought back a story a Des Arc, Ark., producer told me years ago about harvest when he was growing up. Read More »