16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow , all 16, have won the Google Science Fair 2014 . Their project, Combating the Global Food Crisis , aims to provide a solution to low crop yields  by pairing a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that naturally occurs in the soil with cereal crops it does not normally associate with, such as barley and oats. The results were incredible: the girls found their test crops germinated in half the time and had a drymass yield up to 74 percent greater than usual. Read the rest of 16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , agriculture , Émer Hickey , biochemistry , Ciara Judge , food security , global food crisis , good bacteria , Google Science Fair , increased crop yield , Ireland , Irish teenagers win Google Science Fair 2014 , nitrogen fixing , rhizobia , Sophie Healy-Thow , symbiotic relationship , world hunger

Original post: 
16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Comments

Comments are closed.



Bad Behavior has blocked 1335 access attempts in the last 7 days.