Water ecology researcher shows rice plant’s ability to clean water

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Research that is conducted on rice plant shows its water-cleaning ability that keeps pesticides away from water streams.

The researcher from the USDA-Agricultural Research and Service’s Water Ecology introduces a study on rice as a cleaner to farm runoffs.

After several tests, he came up with a conclusion that rice has the ability to use its roots to clean water. Furthermore, the process of phytoremediation of rice plants captures chemicals to keep the food we eat safely.

Farmers also need to grow rice plants near drainage to rinse water before it goes out on lakes and streams. Also, this water-cleaning ability of rice can be environmental and economical.

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