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Green algae boost wheat yields, say scientists

November 8th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A substance derived from green algae has boosted wheat productivity by a quarter, according to Egyptian scientists.

‘Gorn 19′ was invented by an Egyptian agricultural engineer who claimed local farmers’ wheat output soared when they used it. Now, university scientists say that the substance — produced from the green algae Spirogyra — increased the productivity of the crop by 25 per cent compared with normal fertiliser.

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