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From green to gold: agricultural revolution for food security

Evans, John; Lawson, Tracy


Fifty years ago, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to increase cereal production. The changes, which became known as the 'Green Revolution', included the introduction of dwarfing genes that enabled dramatic increases in yield through the use of fertilizer and irrigation, coupled with disease resistance. Since the human population has continued to rise dramatically, maintaining a constant per capita cereal production has required a continual increase...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eraa110
Access Rights: Open Access


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