The concept of enhancing plant genetics isn’t an entirely new idea. Scientists and farmers used plant selection as well as breeding techniques in boosting crop yield for years. Plant breeders worked so hard in developing germplasm to be able to improve seeds with the best combination of characteristics to deliver the optimal yield for specific weather conditions and soil.
Genetic Engineering at Work
These days, there are plenty of plant breeders who are using both modern and conventional methods in improving plant life and quality. The modern breeding techniques do include marker assisted breeding.
This basically helps in speeding up the time required to get the improvement desired as well as genetic engineering or simply, GE.
Simply speaking, GE technology is capable of improving the resistance of plants to insect and other tolerance similar to drought, disease and herbicide. This type of technology is giving farmers extra tool in helping them to increase their crop yields. Such practice helps them to really maximize what they have.
In addition to beef cattle, livestock are normally raised in a temperature-controlled environment. Farmers are doing this in an effort to protect their livestock from predators, diseases spread by people as well as animals and also, extreme weather conditions.