Biotech Updates

Companies to Develop Nitrogen Use Efficient Lawn Grass

June 13, 2008

Two companies, Arcadia Biosciences, Inc and the Scotts Company LLC, recently announced a research agreement for the development of nitrogen use efficient (NUE) turf grass varieties. NUE grasses consume less nitrogen and do not require frequent application of fertilizers. With an estimated 40 million acres of managed turf grass in the United States alone, lawn grass is the world’s most cultivated non-agricultural plant.

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