For last 50 years and more, greed-centered chemical farming created unprecedented amount of stress for soil and crop grown upon it.
What you eat, you become. Stress is new normal condition. There is invisible confusion and chaos everywhere. No one is at peace. There are peace-shops flourishing everywhere. Spiritual business is all time hit.
Root cause? Stress.
Solution? Stop giving stress to environment.
Plants also suffer from stress
“More and more of the world’ crops are facing salt stress with high salt in soils (also known as salinity) affecting 20% of the total, and 33% of irrigated, agricultural lands worldwide, “ said Professor Persson, from University of Melbourne, Australia, formerly at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology.
“By 2050 it is estimated that we need to increase our production of food by 70% to feed an additional 2.3 billion people. Salinity is a major limiting factor for this goal as more than 50% of the arable land may be salt afflicted by the year 2050,’
“It is therefore of great agricultural importance to find genes and mechanisms that can improve plant growth under such conditions. “
The team has identified a protein family that helps plants to grow on salt, and outlined a mechanism for how these proteins aid the plants to produce their biomass under salt stress conditions. The work was published today in the journal Cell.
“Plants need to make bigger cells and more of them if they want to grow and develop, “ added Prof Persson.
“Unlike animal cells, plant cells are surrounded by a cellular exoskeleton, called cell walls which direct plant growth and protect the plant against diseases. Importantly, most of the plants biomass is made up of the cell wall with cellulose being the major component.
“Hence, plant growth largely depend on the ability of plants to produce cell walls and cellulose, also under stress conditions, and it is therefore no surprise that research on cell wall biosynthesis is of high priority.”