C4 Rice: The Agricultural Apollo Challenge

C4 Rice: The Agricultural Apollo Challenge

Thurs 5 Apr 2018

Time:
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
Location:
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Venue:
Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row
Price:
Free
Age:
14+
Booking:
Book tickets at www.sciencefestival.co.uk

The C4 Rice Project addresses one of the scientific grand challenges of the 21st century. Predicted population increases mean that the area of rice production that fed 27 people in 2010 will have to feed 43 people by 2050. By using technology to introduce C4 biochemical pathways that function in maize, photosynthesis in rice could be supercharged to increase production. Prof Jane Langdale will review current research and explore how this revolutionary project could increase yield with lower inputs and less water.

Tickets available at www.sciencefestival.co.uk

Jointly presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Botanical Society of Scotland.

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