Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Chemical breakthrough shows how to grow crops in increasingly difficult conditions

Roots that are not exposed to ethylene signals will continue to grow down, even in compact soil. Image: Federico Respini

Malcolm Bennett

Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Nottingham

Bipin Pandey

Research scientist, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham

Sacha Mooney

Professor in Soil Physics and Director of the Hounsfield Facility, University of Nottingham


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Ethylene acts as a clear 'stop' signal to the extension of roots into compacted soils. Image: Science Magazine

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