Significantly improved peanut yields have been achieved by researchers at the Hebrew University Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences in Rehovot.
Increased peanut pod sizes
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Through the use of the plant hormone ethylene, the researchers have succeeded in regulating the flowering of the peanut plant, with a resulting four-fold increase in the yield of large peanut pods at harvest time.
The research was carried out by Eliezer Zamski, the Jack Futterman Professor of Agricultural Botany at the Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture at the Hebrew University, together with Zvi Bar of the Center for Research, Development and Training of the Maon District and Oran Bochshtav of Kibbutz Nirim.
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