This overexpression of the micro RNA (miR319) gene improves salt and drought tolerance in transgenic plants, enhancing crop performance under adverse environmental conditions. Plant micro RNAs are a class of endogenous small noncoding RNAs that play essential roles in diverse biological processes, including plant responses to environmental stresses and various aspects of plant development.
Inventor: Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Man Zhou, Dayong Li
Agriculture, Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy
These composites chemically combine abundant agricultural and petrochemical wastes, allowing for practical reduction of inert wastes that can be used to either supplement or replace traditional construction materials.
Inventor: Dr. Rhett C. Smith, Dr. Andrew G. Tennyson
This micropropagation technique utilizes a specialized tissue culture vessel and culture process, allowing for increased output and decreased labor time. Plant tissue culture via micropropagation is used for almost the entirety of the banana, sugarcane, floral, and medicinal plant markets, with the demand for tissue-cultured plants growing by roughly 20% each year.
Inventor: Dr. Jeffrey Adelberg
Agriculture, Sustainable Energy
This spatial image digitizer (SID) provides not only normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data with true color imagery but can also indicate soil texture variability. From 2017 to 2018 there is a forecasted nearly twelve percent drop in farming net income in the U.S., making 2018 forecasted to have the lowest net income in over eight years.
Inventor: Kendall Kirk