Arcadia/Mahyco hit research milestone
The US plant biotechnology company, Arcadia Biosciences (Davis, California), and Monsanto's Indian subsidiary, Mahyco (Jalna), have reached a key milestone in the development of genetically modified salt-tolerant rice. Arcadia's salt tolerance technology enables plants to produce increased yields under saline water and soil conditions, the company points out. Mahyco has demonstrated that the technology increased plant growth and yield in multiple rice lines developed by the Indian company. "This key technology is just one of a number of improvements Arcadia and Mahyco are developing together to increase farm productivity and reduce the overall environmental impact of agriculture in the region," says Arcadia's president and CEO, Eric Rey.