Shorter corn crops can be grown in caves and mines

Researchers have discovered a way to manipulate corn growth using temperature adjustments, resulting in a crop with a smaller stalk but unimpaired seed harvest.

This enables it to be cultivated in areas like caves and old mine sites, and is an important discovery for advancing controlled-environment agriculture.

It is an inexpensive and non-chemical way to grow genetically modified crops which minimises the risk of contaminating wild plants with GM seeds and pollen.

This method could be useful in the future for growing transgenic crops with medicinal values for the plant-derived industrial and pharmaceuticals industry.

Read more at Purdue University