October 1, 2014

White Dog and The White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday

White Dog and the Army believe that future is filled with hope and promise because of the young people. They have the energy and the vision to see beyond the complications and smokescreens and are already thinking of amazing ways to make the world more wonderful. When we read about teenagers who change the world at their tender age we get wiggy-waggy excited. In our minds, these three girls deserve a parade, a party, and the world's thanks...

Three 16-year-old girls win Google's global science competition with breakthrough project
by Jen Hayden Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 12:03 PM PDT  www.dailykos.com

They started on the project after learning about the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa. The girls came up with an experiment that resulted in seriously impressive results that are considered a breakthrough in crop yield technoology:

When a gardening project went awry, they discovered a naturally occurring bacteria in soil called Diazotroph. The girls determined that the bacteria could be used to speed up the germination process of certain crops, like barley and oats, by 50 percent, potentially helping fulfill the rising demand for food worldwide.

Using naturally occurring Rhizobium strains of the Diazotroph bacteria family, they carried out an extensive study of their impact on the germination rate and subsequent growth of the cereal crops wheat, oats and barley.

Detailed statistical analysis of their results indicated that these bacterial strains accelerated crop germination by up to 50 per cent and increased barley yields by 74 per cent.
Such a cereal crop performance improvement could significantly assist combatting the growing global food poverty challenge and benefit the environment by reducing fertilizer use.

Hungry people fed and easing the pain to the environment? Sounds GREAT to us! Let's hear it for the girls and boys who are making a difference and creating a more wonderful world!


bbes tribe said...

That is awesome isn't it. Like this positive post. We always enjoy visiting.
Ernie Barb and the furkids :-)

meowmeowmans said...

We read about this, and it really DID give us hope for the future. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We like positive tooo.
Thank you for sharing with us,