Speed Breeding Technique Inspired by NASA

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Speed Breeding Technique Inspired by NASA

Charlie Groustra, Staff Writer

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In the year 2050 experts estimate that population will be 9.5 billion people. The current population is 7.3 billion people.  But recently Australian scientists have found a way to boost growth. This solution is cost efficient.     

This technique known as speed breeding was inspired by NASA’s experiment to grow wheat in space. A group from University of Queensland’s John Innes Center and the University of Sydney started planting variety of plant such as wheat, barley, peas, chickpeas, and canola in a modified temperature-controlled glasshouse. The plants were under intense LED lights. These lights beamed at specific frequency to speed up photosynthesis.

So at the start of 2018 this technique exceeded expectations. Scientists said they were able to grow 6 generations of wheat. That’s 25.5 years of wheat! This technique has definitely worked. I hope we can find a way to this with animals and other crops!

 

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