The University Botanic Garden presents another lecture in its Science on Sundays with Scuba – Rice. How Does Rice Survive Flooding?
Rice is the food staple for more than two thirds of the world’s population. Although rice varieties are adapted to flourish in standing water, they are still susceptible to flooding. This talk will look at some recent scientific breakthroughs from around the world in our understanding of how rice survives flooding. These studies are revolutionizing rice cultivation and providing farmers with protection against short term flooding.
Join Dr. Pallavi Singh, Department of Plant Sciences, for this talk at either 11.00 am or 2.00 pm. The gardens open at 10.00 am.
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