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Improving Crop Yield

How to Unlock: Complete the Institutionalized main quest and agree to work with the Institute during the first conversation with Father. Meet with Doctor Isaac Karlin in the Institute (M5,6).

Quest Objectives:

  • Deliver seeds to Roger Warwick
  • Follow Roger Warwick
  • Talk to Roger Warwick
  • Uncover Bill’s plans
  • Speak to Cedric Hopton
  • Talk to Bill Sutton
  • Talk to Roger Warwick
  • Talk to Isaac Karlin

Delivering the Seeds to Roger Warwick


Talk to Roger

Find Doctor Isaac Karlin in the Institute. He can be found in the Bioscience division or his quarter depending on the time of day. Speak to Isaac and offer to help him. He will give you Modified Seeds. Leave the Institute and go to Warwick Homestead located in the southeastern corner of the world map. Speak to Roger Warwick and give him the secret password you received from Isaac (bottom dialogue option). Follow Roger to another location, give him the seeds, and listen to his troubles with Bill Sutton.

Uncovering Bill Sutton’s Plans


Speak with Wally, Janey, or June

To learn about Bill Sutton, speak to one of three people at Warwick Homestead: Wally Warwick, Janey Warwick, or June Warwick. Use high Charisma for a special dialogue option, or without it, they will direct you to Cedric Hopton.

Meeting with Cedrik Hopton


Bribe Cedric or Persuade him

Travel to Goodneighbor. Go to The Third Rail and speak with Cedric Hopton. Bribe Cedric with 500 bottlecaps or use high Charisma to convince him that someone’s life is in danger.

Solving the Farm Crisis


Use Charisma to calm Bill down

Return to Warwick Homestead. In the main building, Bill Sutton will threaten to shoot Roger Warwick. Use Charisma to calm Bill down and resolve the crisis. Or, kill Bill Sutton if you cannot use the unique dialogue option. You will receive 250 bottlecaps for solving the problem.

Reporting to Isaac Karlin


Isaac will reward you with stimpacks

Return to the Institute and speak with Isaac Karlin. He will give you 20 stimpacks for your assistance.

Quest Rewards: Experience points, 250 bottlecaps, 20 stimpacks, unlocked workshop at Warwick Homestead.

FAQ

1. What is genetic engineering and how does it relate to crop improvement?

Genetic engineering is a process of altering the genetic makeup of an organism by adding or removing specific genes. In the context of crop improvement, genetic engineering allows for the introduction of desirable traits into plants, such as resistance to pests or improved yield. This is achieved by isolating the gene responsible for the desired trait and inserting it into the plant’s DNA. Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for crop improvement, but it also raises ethical and environmental concerns.

2. Can genetically modified crops help solve world hunger?

Genetically modified crops have the potential to increase crop yields and improve the nutritional content of food, which could help alleviate world hunger. However, the issue of food distribution and access to resources is more complex than simply increasing crop yields. Additionally, some argue that the focus on genetically modified crops takes attention away from other solutions to world hunger, such as improving infrastructure and reducing food waste.

3. What are the potential risks associated with genetically modified crops?

The potential risks associated with genetically modified crops include unintended consequences such as the creation of superweeds or the spread of modified genes to other plants. Additionally, there are concerns about the long-term effects on human health and the environment. Critics argue that not enough research has been done to fully understand the impact of genetically modified crops.

4. Are there alternatives to genetic engineering for crop improvement?

There are several alternative methods for crop improvement, including traditional breeding methods and the use of natural pesticides and fertilizers. Traditional breeding methods involve selecting and crossing plants with desirable traits to create a new variety. This method is time-consuming but has been used for centuries with great success. The use of natural pesticides and fertilizers, such as compost and companion planting, can also improve crop health and yield without the use of synthetic chemicals. However, these methods may not be as effective as genetic engineering for certain traits.

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