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The Neurice project, presented in the rice Open field day of Amposta

On August 25th, IRTA organized the rice “Open field day”, an annual event that aimed to show to the attendees (more than 200) new ways to improve their rice crops,  as well as alternative ways of field management. Also, it held a rich debate between technicians and rice farmers. On this day, Mar Català from IRTA presented […]

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Thermal imaging on rice plants

Infrared thermal imaging is a very useful tool for the screening of large numbers of genotypes varying for stomatal traits, specifically those related to salt tolerance. Indeed, there is a relationship between direct measurements of stomatal conductance and leaf temperature of plants grown in high-salinity conditions, indicating that thermography accurately reflected the physiological status of […]

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Postdoc position: Postdoctoral Research Associate SAUR Proteins and Guard Cell Membrane Transport

  Postdoctoral Research Associate SAUR Proteins and Guard Cell Membrane Transport Salary: Grade 6 £27,328 – £30,738 / Grade 7 £33,574 – £37,768 per annum A 3-year post is available with Prof. Mike Blatt at Glasgow University to start October 2016 or soon thereafter. The project is part of a binational UK/USA collaboration with groups […]

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Rice Open Field Day in Amposta (Spain)

On August 25th 2016, Amposta (Spain) will host the IRTA Rice Open Field Day. The event will present the newest research topics, improvements and rice management alternatives. One of the research projects presented will be Neurice. The open field day includes a visit to the assays performed at IRTA’s fields. Some companies will show the […]

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Soil salinity effects at Ebro Delta (video)

Rice is mainly produced in deltas, where paddy fields decrease the usual soil salinity in these areas. In Ebro Delta, the Apple Snail pest is destroying the rice seedlings, damaging the rice production. Some of the methods used to control that invasive species are to flood the paddy fields with sea water and dry seeding. […]

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