New corn variety copes better with cold

Source: Western Producer

Corn is one of the world’s most important crops, not only for food but for animal feed and biofuel. However, as a grass of tropical origin, it is particularly sensitive to cold weather. That trait can be problematic, especially when the growing season is only four or five months. At Cornell University’s Boyce Thompson Institute in New York, scientists have developed a chill-tolerant corn variety that recovers much more quickly after a cold snap. Read more on the research from this Western Producer article.

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