Discovery of nitrogen fixation in corn announced

This article was originally published by Eric Hamilton of Michigan Farm News. The following is an excerpt from the article. A full link is provided at the bottom. 

A discovery 10 years ago that seemed too good to be true required eight years of public-private collaboration of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of California, Davis, and Mars Inc., before they were confident to publicly share their findings.

The news could eventually be a game-changer for corn-producers worldwide, with reduced production costs while also addressing environmental challenges. Researchers say further research is required to determine if the trait can be bred into commercial cultivars of corn, the world’s most productive cereal crop.

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