Dr. G.V. Subbarao, JIRCAS had given the “TED Talk” on BNI at Session 8; Regeneration, TED2022 “A NEW ERA”, held at Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada on coming Apr 13 (PDT).
Dr. G.V. Subbarao gave a lecture entitled "Low-nitrifying agricultural systems are critical for the next Green Revolution" at the Bradford Seminar, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Princeton University.
On March 28, 2022 (EST), Dr. G.V. Subbarao JIRCAS, gave a lecture entitled "Low-nitrifying agricultural systems are critical for the next Green Revolution" at David Bradford Energy and Environment Policy Seminar Series organized by Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE), Princeton University. The recording can be found in the event page or on C-PREE YouTube channel.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) has selected the Cozzarelli Prize, which acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality, in 2021 for the successful development of BNI-enabled wheat. The award ceremony will be held online on May 1, 2022 (EST).
Dr. G.V. Subbarao, JIRCAS will give a “TED Talk” on BNI at TED2022 “A NEW ERA”, held at Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada on coming Apr 10-14.
The 4th BNI International Consortium Meeting has been rescheduled to November 2022 because of the tightened border control by the Omicron variant, a serious concern in many parts of the world, including Japan.
“BNI-enabled Wheat Development” selected as one of the “10 Major Advancements in Agricultural Technology” for 2021
On December 23, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan announced the selection of the “10 Major Advancements in Agricultural Technology” for 2021.
Among them, "BNI-enabled Wheat Development: Maintaining yield even with reduced nitrogen fertilizer" was selected as TOPIC No. 7.
An article on "Evaluation of greenhouse gas reduction effects of BNI-enabled wheat by LCA" was published in 'Environmental Science and Pollution Research'.
In collaboration with the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT), Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences has developed a new model for BNI (biological nitrification inhibition) enhanced wheat, which exhibits high productivity with low nitrogen fertilizer, to evaluate the total greenhouse gas emissions generated at each stage of wheat production as "life cycle analysis on greenhouse gas emissions". An article on the new model was published on September 1st in Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
In the August 31 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), a paper co-authored by JIRCAS, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the University of the Basque Country, and the College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University entitled "Enlisting wild grass genes to combat nitrification in wheat farming: A nature-based solution" was published online on August 23.
The paper reports the successful development of the world's first biological nitrification inhibition (BNI)-enabled wheat that shows high productivity even with a reduced nitrogen fertilizer environment.
The 4th BNI International Consortium Meeting has been re-postponed to March 15-17, 2022, because of the measures against the COVID-19 serious concern in many parts of the world, including Japan.
An article by JIRCAS and NARO, ”Biological nitrification inhibition in maize — isolation and identification of hydrophobic inhibitors from root exudates”, was published on June 17th in Biology and Fertility of Soils. In the article, we reported the first successful identification of BNI compounds from maize roots.