Thursday, March 1, 2012

Future of crops

I saw this at the "DTN:Progressive Farmer" online magazine (geared towards the small farmer with acreage, but as a small farmer with little acreage I still find plenty in its pages)

$4.829 Million will be spent to try to find which genes are responsible for increasing the yield of soybeans - in order to keep up with population growth ... It will be a three year program

They are hoping to increase the average yield from 43.5 BPA (Bushel Per Acre) to 59.5 BPA by 2030

Not only used for Feed & food, it is also used for fuel and fiber ... And with an increase of population there is going to be a great need for the bigger yield

I will update this post as I learn more

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